MC Chairman loses floor test

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar June 8: Chairman Municipal Council Handwara was today ousted after losing a no confidence motion filed by 7 of the total 13 Councillors against him.
Handwara Municipal Council in Kupwara has a total of 13 Councillors. The ousted chairman was holding the chair since the ULB elections were held. The no confidence motion was filed by 7 Councilors against the Chairman.
It was filed after consensus among the 7 Councilors backed by the People’s Conference.
Following the no-confidence motion, the floor test for the same was held earlier today. The floor test was conducted in presence of Tehsildar Handwara and Executive Officer Municipal Committee Handwara.
All the 7 Councillors stood by their stance removing the Chairman Masroor Banday.
Executive Officer Handwara Municipal Committee who was part of the floor test said that 7 Councillors voted against the chairman.
“Of 13, a total of 7 were against the Chairman. The dates about the election for new Chairman shall be notified later by the District Magistrate,” she said.
She said that until then the vice chairman Bashir Ahmad shall hold the charge of Chairman as in charge.