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Oppn councillors stage walkout,demand resignation of KMC Mayor

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The opposition Left Front, and today staged a walkout from the monthly House meeting of Municipal Corporation demanding the resignation of Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, against whom the has lodged an FIR in the Narada sting operation case.

As soon as the meeting started, opposition councillors stood up and started raising slogans against Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Deputy Mayor Iqbal Ahmed. Ahmed is also an accused in the Narada case.

With ruling councillors trying to silence the protesters, opposition Left Front, and councillors rushed to the Well of the House with placards and banners demanding the resignation of Mayor Chatterjee.

CPI(M) councillors Mritunjoy Chakraborty and Ratna Roy Majumdar rushed to the seat of the Mayor and blowing whistle, raised a red card in a symbolic gesture akin to the referee sending a player off the ground in a football match.

TMC councillors tried to block both councillors and in the process, tore off the banner held by councillor Meena Devi Purohit.

The opposition councillors also marched up to the Mayor's and KMC chairperson's rooms raising slogans.

Later, Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay and other councillors alleged that chairperson Mala Roy was not conducting the House meetings in an impartial way and not allowing the opposition councillors to raise their issues.

The monthly House meeting was adjourned soon after the walkout.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 16:48 IST