Kundapur; Jan 30: In connection with passing a motion of no confidence against Kirimanjeshwara village panchayat’s president, vice president and public’s member’s hijack allegation, general public staged a protest by intercepting the vehicle, in which members of the village panchayat arrived and attacked them. This incident occurred on Jan 27, Tuesday evening in front of Kirimanjeshwara village panchayat near Nagur on national highway.
It is said that in the 19 members Kirimanjeshwara village panchayat run by congress supported members, there are 10 congress members and 9 BJP supported members. But in the wake of some political developments Neelu, Poornima and Baby Sara among other congress supporters revolted against the president Subbanna Shetty and Vice president Laxmi Devadiga and alleged that congress rebel members have signed the BJP proposed motion of no confidence paper against president and vice president. The day for motion of no confidence was fixed for Jan 29, Tuesday evening.
In this context, the Kirimanjeshwara locals, who alleged that some of the panchayat members have been hijacked by BJP supporters and lodged them in secrete restaurant, have staged a protest by intercepting the vehicle of the village panchayat members, who were supposed to arrive for passing a motion of no confidence. During this period, the police, who intervened and protected the village panchayat members and assisted them to attend in the motion of no confidence decision meet.
In order to pass resolution of no confidence, 13 members should cast their votes favoring the decision on behalf of 19 members. Realizing the situation, a total of 13 BJP supporters, this includes 4 congress rebel members, arrived together to Panchayat in one Tempo at around 3.00 pm in the afternoon. But president supporters prevented them from alighting from the vehicle. At one stage, there was war of words between the two groups and when the situation was about to take its ugly turn, police intervened and had a discussion with both the parties. While president’s faction was shouting by saying that members have been stored in the Tempo, other faction was shouting by saying that give us a chance to vote, on the other hand.
The process of passing no confidence resolution, which was supposed to be held at 3.00 pm in the afternoon, in the wake of members did not arrive, assistant commissioner has given one hour time opportunity to start the process. Finally at 4.00 pm police brought the members from Tempo one by one to village panchayat premises.
Thereafter, in front of assistant commissioner 13 members motion of no confidence process was started in the panchayat premises under heavy police security. While 12 members voting in favour, one voted opposing. Therefore due to lack of majority, no confidence motion went off.
Injury to woman, member:
More than 500 people participated in the protest favoring president. When shouting slogans against police and panchayat members, in the scuffle sari of Neelu, panchayat’s rebel congress member was torn and sustained injury in her hands. Besides two other women, who were engaged in protest also got injured. Overall in the politics of two factions, police have become fed up.
PDO Chandrakanth has participated as identifying officer in motion of no confidence. Assistant commissioner Yogishwara as special officer and Byndoor special tahsildar Thippe Swamy were present.
Kundapur circle inspector Divakar, Byndoor police sub-inspector Sunil Kumar, M.S.Gangolli, Sub -inspector Sampath Kumar and staff took maximum efforts to bring the protest under control.
I did pro-people work and shall discharge my duties sincerely without damaging my integrity. The failure of no confidence resolution is the mirror of my achievements. In the coming days after discussing with party leaders, try to counter the insurgency-Subbanna Shetty, President, village panchayat, Kirimanjeshwara.
I came to village panchayat in the intention of casting my vote in no confidence resolution. But village panchayat president’s faction tortured me inhumanly and tried to attack me by pulling my sari.Is it right to torture one woman like this? Don’t we have the right to vote? If, the same trend is continued in the coming days, no woman will come to contest in the election- Neelu Poojary,village panchayat, member