Mayor ends GHMC Council assembly abruptly; BJP, Cong. corporators protest

Representational image of a view of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) head office in Hyderabad

Representational picture of a view of the Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) head workplace in Hyderabad
| Picture Credit score: NAGARA GOPAL

The Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) council assembly on Wednesday was ended abruptly by Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, which led to raucous protests by BJP and Congress corporators, who staged a dharna in entrance of the Mayor’s workplace and have been forcibly eliminated by the police.

The day started with protests by Congress corporators Vijaya Reddy, D. Rajashekhar Reddy, and Rajitha Parameshwar Reddy, who demanded that the federal government come to the rescue of a debt-ridden GHMC. They displayed placards looking for allotments for Musi rejuvenation, second section of SRDP, and fee of dues to GHMC by the federal government in addition to a grant of ₹10,000 crore.

In addition they demanded decision of the GHMC sanitation staff’ points, and a White Paper on allotment of double bed room models.

As quickly because the session began, the BJP and Congress corporators demanded a dialogue on the problems of GHMC staff, who had been on strike for the final six days. Because the Mayor refused to yield, they went as much as her podium and protested for half an hour, until she acquiesced.

Throughout the dialogue, all of the members of the council unanimously mentioned that the outsourced staff must be regularised. Corporators from the Opposition events demanded a decision to be made and despatched to the State authorities to this impact, to which Ms. Vijayalakshmi mentioned that it might be mentioned within the night.

Nevertheless, she selected to adjourn the session even whereas the Query Hour was in progress.

Throughout the session, questions have been raised about sanitation, drainage, de-silting of stormwater drains and avenue lights. A number of corporators raised their voice about legislators not observing protocol whereas attending occasions.

BRS corporators led by Baba Fasiuddin protested towards Ms. Vijaya Reddy’s feedback that the Mayor didn’t know the historical past of GHMC staff. One other remark towards them by Mr. Rajashekhar Reddy too, ruffled some feathers.

Publish the session, the BJP and Congress corporators staged a sit-in, and questioned the arbitrary adjournment. After they tried to enter the Mayor’s chambers, police intervened and eliminated them from there.

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