Monday, April 14, 2014
Trinamool forms board in Old Malda Municipality
Malda, 11 April, 2014: After passing the no-confidence motion against the former Left Front chairman of Old Malda Municipality (OMM), today six Trinamool councilors along with four dissident LF councilors today elected Bibhuti Ghosh as the new chairman. Seven CPI-M councilors were absent in today’s meeting.
However, Ghosh could not be sworn in as it requires the permission from the Election Commission now, informed Nanda Kishore Kumar, the executive officer of OMM. It has learnt from sources that competition has started among the Trinamool councilors for the vice chairman post. Block Trinamool leaders however informed that vice chairman would be chosen by the newly elected chairman Ghosh himself.
It may be mentioned that in 2010 out of 18 seats of OMM, CPM won 10 seats and RSP won 2 seats. Congress won remaining six seats. But in 2013 all six Congress councilors joined the Trinamool. They with help of four dissident LF councilors brought no confidence motion against Mr Ghosh which was passed on 26 March.
Large number of people gathered today in front of OMM to witness the formation of new municipal board.