Mayor Manda Balekundri and Deputy Mayor Renu Killekar have urged Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to “dissolve” the Belgaum city corporation council and make the way for fresh elections for the city corporation. Both were there at the Sambra Airport to welcome CM.
It may be recalled that the Urban Development Ministry had issued a show cause notice to both Mayor and her Deputy and both denied getting any such notices till date.
They also said that they wont reply to any notices and further demanded that the council only be dissolved as even after being elected they cannot work for the city and even the other councilors dont support in running council meetings. Mayor said it would be rather good to approach the voters again rather than continuing.
In the mean while CM D.V. Sadananda Gowda took the stand that he would take any decision only after he gets the reply to the notice issued.
A group of Kannada & Urdu speaking councilors also met D.V. Sadananda Gowda and were amazed to know from the CM that the Mayor had already requested for the dissolution of the council.
It may also be recalled that Belgaum corporation has being getting notices from the Urban Development Ministry over various issues including not holding of regular meetings and not following procedure.
At the airport only BJP MLA South of had to face strong words from the CM when he and his supporters created a scene at the airport. MLA wanted to take along with him supporters also from the VIP gate for which the police denied him permission and as soon as the CM came out of the terminal started shouting on which the MLA had to strong words from the CM and its is said MLA was told to abide by the rule and follow instructions of the Police.