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Cong corporators issued whip for mayoral polls Wednesday, October 24, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Congress corporators on Monday were reportedly issued a whip to vote in favour of incumbent mayor and deputy mayor prior to AMC general board meeting called on Tuesday for election to the posts.
Sources in the party said the Congress corporators were asked to favour the re-election of Mayor Himmatsinh Patel and Deputy Mayor Khemchand Solanki. "Corporators have decided to have the present mayor and deputy mayor for another term," a senior councillor told TNN, adding that the decision for re-constitution of committees would be decided in the next general board meeting.
Earlier, the administrative wing postponed the farewell ceremony of the outgoing Municipal Commissioner K Kailashnathan due to meeting of the ruling Congress party corporators being convened at the last moment. The fresh date would be announced soon after the re-election of the top functionaries, sources said.
The corporators meeting assumes significance due to bumpy ride the party has had during its one-year rule since assuming power, as also the fact that voices of dissension are growing among a group of Congress corporators venting their ire against the mayor and standing committee chairman Badruddin Sheikh.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]