Bellampalli civic body’s chairperson resigns

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Mancherial: Bellampalli Municipality’s chairperson Pasula Sunitha Rani resigned to the post and submitted resignation to Collector RV Karnan on Wednesday. A group of counsellors belonging to TRS party have already started efforts to introduce no-confidence motion against her.

Sunita Rani, who assumed charge as chairperson on July 3 in 2014, has completed a period of four years at the helm of affairs of the municipality. Bellampalli Sub Collector issued to notice to conduct floor test on August 2. Eight counsellors belonging to Bellampalli municipality submitted a memorandum to Joint Collector Y Surender Rao, seeking to move a no-confidence motion against municipal chairperson, on July 5.

A majority of counsellors are opposing Sunita Rani, citing charges of corruption against her. As many as 29 counsellors out of the total 34 are raising the banner of revolt and are opposing her in the post. Counsellor Munimanda Swarupa, who also from TRS, is reportedly trying to become the head of the civic body. Her husband is running a camp with the counsellors in Hyderabad for more than two months.