Khammam: The new Municipal Act, which has got the approval of the Governor, has raised dissent in the Khammam Municipal Corporation (KMC).
About 12 corporators convened a meeting in Khammam on Wednesday and opposed the behaviour of mayor Papalal. They have also decided to move a no confidence motion against him.
As per the earlier Municipal Act, there was a provision of a time limit for moving a no-confidence motion, only after four years of formation of the body.
But, the new Act allows them to place a no-confidence motion after three years and this changed clause has urged the corporators to move against the mayor.
Two thirds of the corporators were furious with the mayor but are maintaining a silence because there was no clause to move a no-confidence motion against him below the four years of urban local body time limit.
But the new Act has paved a way for them.
The corporators like deputy mayor Battula Murali, Chava Narayana Rao, Kamarthapu Murali, Potla Sasikala, Shoukat Ali and Paladugu Paparao met and discussed the unilateral behaviour of the mayor.
According to them, the mayor was not considering the corporators in any way.
The mayor visited their respective divisions without intimating the corporators there. The standing committees were practically sitting idle and the recommendations of none of the corporators were being given importance.
“Though we are making a proposal for development works in the divisions, none of them are being taken into consideration,” a corporator said.
The corporators decided to convene a meeting on Thursday by involving the other corporators of the ruling party.
They collected information about the mayor and his misdeeds in the corporation.
They alleged that the mayor had placed his interested items as table agenda and got them passed.
But if any corporator recommended a proposal, it was not listed in the agenda.
The corporators felt humiliated with the mayor’s behaviour.
The corporators have taken a serious note of the issue and apprised the position to the MLA P Ajay Kumar.
A corporator said, “Sending the mayor out is our first objective and we are working towards it.”...