Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Keonjhar, Mar 18:
Anandpur Municipality Vice-Chairperson Sandhyarani Behera today lost no-confidence motion after 12 Councillors voted against her.
Anandpur Sub Collector Maheswar Swain who was deputed to oversee the no trust motion, announced this here today after conclusion of the voting.
Notably, 10 Councillors had brought no confidence motion against her following which the Sub Collector was asked to probe into the matter.
In the voting, 12 Councillors voted against her whereas four members including the Chairman abstained from casting their votes.
The disgruntled members had sought to move the motion against her alleging highhandedness and lack of developmental works under the jurisdiction of Anandpur civic body.
Earlier on February 19 this year, 10 councillors—Suresh Sahu (Independent), Nilamani Das (BJD), Rashmita Sahu (Congress), Susamarani Rana (Independent), Biswabhusan Mallick (BJD), Jharanarani Sahu (Congress), Atul Chandra Behera (BJD), Dushasan Nayak (Independent), Subhadra Dehuri (BJD) and Ashutosh Puhana (Congress)—had submitted a written complaint to district collector N Thirumala Naik seeking a no-confidence motion against Sandhyarani Behera.
Notably, the Anandpur Municipality has 16 councillors comprising six councillors from BJD, three from Congress and seven Independent members.