19 elected representatives in Odisha quit
Bhubaneswar: At least 19 elected representatives, including `sarapanch` (village heads) and ward members, resigned in Odisha`s Koraput district, complaining that no development was being done in their area, an official said on Tuesday.
The representatives in Bandhugaon block who submitted their papers to the block development officer at Bandhugaon, about 500 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, Monday comprise five `sarapanch` (village heads), 12 ward members and two samiti members, district collector S.R. Jadhav told a news agency.
This comes less than a week after ten elected panchayat representatives in the region quit citing similar reasons.
Officials said the resignations cannot be accepted because the representatives put their signatures on only one piece of paper while according to the rules they were supposed to submit their resignation individually in separate papers.
The representatives who submitted their resignations are linked to different political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal and the opposition Congress party.
They were elected about one and half years ago.
"We will hold dialogues with them and try to sort out any grievances they have," Jadhav said.
However, social activists here said the rebels had in recent weeks directed the panchayat representatives to resign, to which there was no official confirmation.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- NT Awards 2016: Zeenews.com bags 'Best News Channel Website' honour
- Son of Kota Central jail prisoner clears IIT entrance exam
- Cabinet approves Act allowing malls, restaurants, theaters to stay open 24×7
- New framework that can predict terrorist attacks developed!
- Actor Irrfan Khan stirs controversy over statement on Ramadan rituals
- ''Disappointment'' over Pay Commission due to Centre's inability to rein in inflation: JD (U)
- Want to live longer? Restrict your calorie intake!
- Maharashtra B.Ed CET Result 2016: dhe.mhpravesh.in declares B.Ed CET Results, check B.Ed result 2016 by directly clicking here
- Delhi boy 'Sonu', abducted 6 years ago, returns home from Bangladesh today
- 'Sultan' Salman Khan lends his majestic voice for the title track, impresses again! – Check out