After being postponed once, elections for standing committees of Mysuru Zilla Panchayat have been postponed again for the second time on Thursday due to lack of quorum.
The Zilla Panchayat special meeting was convened here in the city on Thursday to elect chairman for three standing committees but was later postponed as the opposition Congress members failed to arrive to fulfil the quorum.
The ZP meeting, convened at 11:00 am, was adjourned to 12.00 pm due to lack of quorum. When ZP members of JD(S) and BJP made their presence at 12:00 pm, there were no members from the Congress.
ZP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) P Shivashankar said, “The meeting scheduled today had to be postponed due to lack of quorum since only 30 members of 74-member ZP were present. On July 5, we had postponed the same election due to lack of quorum, and if the same repeats in the next two meetings, those members who have failed to make their presence for four consecutive meetings are bound to lose their ZP membership.”
Speaking on the occasion, MLA G T Devegowda said, “Elections have been postponed from past two consecutive times which is affecting the development works in the district. There has been severe drought and lack of water supply in many parts of the district and it’s high time for them to address and discuss those issues. If the meetings gett postponed in the same manner, it will adversely affect various developments and progress works in the district. Congress members must understand the situation and act accordingly for the welfare of people.”
Later ZP president Nayeema Sulthana adjourned the meeting on September 1.
Mysuru ZP has strength of 74 that includes MLAs, MPs, MLCs andTaluk Panchayat presidents. The Congress tops the list with 37, whereas JD(S) has 26, BJP has 10, while there is one independent.
Zilla Panchayat CEO P Shivashankar, Vice President G Nataraj, MP Pratap Simha, MLA S R Mahesh, Chikkamadu and others were present.