Mangalore, Aug 01, 2014: The Mangalore Taluk Panchayat meeting scheduled to be held on July 31, Thursday had to be cancelled for lack of quorum. As many as 19 members of the BJP including Vice President Prakash had abstained making it imperative to adjourn the meeting to August 12.
As per rules, the Taluk Panchayat should meet once in every two months. Though the meeting was scheduled on July 31 at 10.30 am, most members did not arrive even until 11.10 am. Only 15 Congress members including Yusuf, President of the Standing Committee on Social Justice and a nominated GP Chief were present.
Prakash, a member from Hosabettu questioned how long they will have to wait. TP Executive Officer Vishwanath Poojary tried to clarify that most of the members had abstained as a former Taluk Panchayat member has passed away.
Finally TP Chief Rajani announced that the meeting has been adjourned to August 12.
A Congress member was overheard saying that the BJP members had deliberately abstained as they lost the post of presidentship. The demise of a former TP Member is just an excuse, he said.