MAHUD dismisses

IMPHAL, May 22: Under Secretary (MAHUD) Mohd Yasser Ahmed Khan has dismissed the special meeting for no confidence motion  against the Mayor of Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) held on May 16 as illegal, invalid, void ab-initio and non-est.
As per the bye laws of IMC, the no confidence motion should have been decided by show of hands or by division if any Councillor so desires but not by secret ballot.
However, the presiding officer decided the no confidence motion by secret ballot in violation of the statutory bye laws of IMC, said an order issued by the Under Secretary (MAHUD) on May 21.
Notably, the presiding officer announced that eight Councillors voted in favour of the Mayor while 18 Councillors voted against the Mayor.