BELGAUM: Former corporators Sanjay Prabhu and Deepak Waghela filed separate writ petitions before the Circuit Bench of Karnataka High Court in Dharwad, questioning the government for superseding the City Corporation last month.
Government Under Secretary, Secretary of Urban Development Ministry and Commissioner of Belgaum City Corporation have been made the respondents in the case.
The petitioners said that the government’s act of superseding the elected body even after replying to the show-cause notices was wrong. The Corporation had promptly discharged its duties and developmental works had been done as per the plan, the petition stated.
It may be recalled that the government had dismissed the elected body for not running Council and Standing Committee meetings as per guidelines and for the involvement of the mayor and Dy mayor on Black Day observed by pro-Maharashtrian organisations on November 1