NAYAGARH: The BJD-ruled Nayagarh Notified Area Council (NAC) has plunged into deep crisis with the resignation of its Chairperson Nirupama Khatei. The resignation letter sent through MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo has been accepted by Collector Sarojkant Choudhury.
The urban body was virtually dysfunctional for the last three years following alleged lack of co-ordination among councillors, staff and executive officers.
While funds for development works remained unutilised, council meetings were not held regularly.
With scavenging staff resorting to regular strikes, garbage would remain dumped for days together much to the chagrin of the residents.
The chairperson quit after 10 of the 13 BJD councillors demanded her resignation.
Nirupama said she resigned since none in the council cooperated with her and even the MLA kept mum on the issue.