No trust motion against civic body chief again

A no-trust motion was again moved against Vyasa Nagar Municipality chairperson Sabita Rout for the third time in a span of 10 months.

Published: 30th July 2017 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2017 11:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

JAJPUR:A no-trust motion was again moved against Vyasa Nagar Municipality chairperson Sabita Rout for the third time in a span of 10 months.

The no-confidence motion voting of the Vyasa Nagar Municipality was held  on Saturday wherein 19 councillors took part, said Kalinga Nagar Additional District Magistrate Abdul Alim Khan. As Rout has sought a stay on declaration of result from the High Court, the votes will not be counted due to a High Court injunction.

Khan said the ballot box will be kept sealed in the local treasury office and result of the no-trust vote  will be declared as per the directive of the High court.
In the 26-member municipality, the BJD has the majority with 16 members followed by the Congress with nine and a lone Independent member. Of them, 11 BJD Councillors, seven Congress and lone Independent members took part in the no-trust vote.

In September last year, the Congress councillors, along with the support of Rout’s party members, had moved a no-confidence motion against her. The motion, however, was rejected  in the absence of required number of votes.

On 22 January this year, the Congress, with the support of seven dissatisfied BJD members, had moved the no-confidence motion. Former School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra and senior BJD leader had intervened and bailed her out.

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