Vijayawada: At present, there is no change of the mayor, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. Buddha Venkanna, TD Vijayawada president met TD corporators in Kesineni Bhavan on Wednesday. They have complained about the Mayor’s attitude to the president. Later, Mr Buddha Venkanna met Mayor Koneru Sridhar and asked him to change his attitude towards corporators and officials of VMC also.
Mayor Koneru Sridhar has told to DC “Yes. Buddha Venkanna has met me and asked me to change my attitude. When a work does not happen with 2-3 reminders, then only I will get angry and shout. I promised him to change my attitude. My intention is to improve functioning of Corporation, improve income and better payment to the staff”. MLC Buddha Venkanna said, "Corporators have demanded that the mayor should change his attitude. I will inform their concern to Nara Lokesh. He will take the decision."
The issue came up because of the dispute happened between Mayor and MLA Gadde Rammohan. One building is being extended without plan approval.
The owners are having the influence of MLA Gadde Rammohan. The mayor noticed this and ordered officials to take action. Later, he knew those are friends of Gadde Rammohan. Yet the Mayor stuck to his decision.
MLA Gadde Rammohan has asked the mayor to stop the action. The mayor has replied that he cannot, only commissioner has to take any decision. The commissioner has given them four days time on request of Gadde Rammohan. The entire episode has created panic among the corporators, as all of them would be monitored by the MLAs only. The corporators have listed the incidents in which mayor has abused somebody.
Three times in the VMC meetings, because of the mayor’s abusive language, the sessions were stalled by YSRC corporators. Even the commissioner of VMC has complained about the mayor’s attitude. But the mayor’s followers have another version. All the MLAs, MP are involved in all the matters. Corporators are also following them. The commissioner is also discussing the matters with MLAs directly. There is no scope for the involvement of mayor. But as per the responsible position, he is asking about everything. This situation has led to differences.