HC stays no confidence motion meet of Gangarampur municipality
Kolkata: The High Court has stayed the meeting to discuss the no confidence motion of Gangarampur municipality in South Dinajpur, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday.
Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay has ordered the municipality to hold the meeting on August 5. She also instructed that security will have to be provided to the 18 councillors on August 5 when the non-confidence motion will come up for discussion.
The trouble at Gangarampur broke out after Biplab Mitra joined BJP from Trinamool Congress. Shortly after this, Trinamool Congress removed Prasanta Mitra,
chairman of Gangarampur municipality from the party. Prasanta happens to be the brother of Biplab Mitra.
In the 18-member municipality, 8 councillors are backing Prasanta Mitra. The remaining 10 councillors left the town some days ago.
They returned to the and moved a no confidence motion against the chairman. The matter was scheduled for discussion on July 23. Earlier, Prasanta Mitra and his followers had moved a no confidence motion and the date for discussion was fixed on August 5.
Challenging the no confidence motion, Mitra moved the High Court. Justice Chattopadhyay stayed the no confidence notice which was brought later. The no confidence motion will be discussed on August 5. She has instructed the superintendent of police to provide security to the 18 councillors on August 5 when the matter will come up for discussion.