Either political compulsions are keeping the MIM and Congress parties united, or the recent spat between the two parties was nothing more than a domestic tiff.
When it comes to the standing committee meetings, all is well between the MIM and the Congress. While Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy frowned at the former ally, party corporators continued to be chummy at the standing committee meeting.
Thursday’s committee meeting was delayed by almost an hour, raising speculations of misunderstandings between the two parties. But this proved false. Most of the items were approved. The filling up of the superintendent post was rejected, while one other item was adjourned.
The important decisions taken by the standing committee included the mayor’s directive to the chief City planner to submit the circle-wise list of cases pending in the courts within two weeks. He also directed the additional commissioner (health & sanitation) to initiate strict action on assistant medical officers of health (AMOHs) for their negligence in maintaining sanitation in their respective circles.
BJP protests outside
With their demand for convening a general body meeting, BJP corporators held a dharna in front of the mayor’s chamber (pictured). They reiterated their demand to let C Uday Kumar take oath as the corporator of Langar House division and to implement the orders of the High Court. Later, the police had to arrest the corporators and take them to the Nampally police station.