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20 Jaipur Municipal Corporation Councillors Resign Over Argument With JMC CEO

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 11, 2012

Twenty councillors of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) submitted their resignation to chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

The councilors’ move came to demand action against the chief executive officer (CEO), Jagroop Yadav, who allegedly misbehaved with them in his office.

Since October 26, Congress, Independent and nominated councillors are running from pillar to post demanding action against the CEO over the issue. The councilors have even boycotted the general body meeting (GBM), and met chief secretary C S Mathew and PCC chief Chandrabhan.

The councillors presented a memorandum and a video CD extracted from the CCTV allegedly showing the CEO misbehaviour to them.

It was reported that during a heated argument, the JMC CEO had allegedly misbehaved with Archana Sharma, councillor of ward number 41 and her husband and asked them to leave the office. The CEO also lost his temper and allegedly used abusive words since the councillors were forcing him to sanction development work in their wards.

Councillors even claimed that the matter was ignored by the chief minister. Another Congress councillior , Umar Daraj , said, “After no time, attention was given to the councillors by the chief minister. So, we have opted to submit our resignation in a public hearing today.”

Meanwhile, the chief minister has constituted a committee to probe the matter asked the report to be submitted within three days.

For three years at a stretch, bad blood among the mayor, the councillors and the administrative officials has turned JMC into a political battleground, severely hampering development work in the city.

Till date, six chief executive officers have been transferred in three years as they were in conflict with the mayor.

src: TOI


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