27th May 2023 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, May 27: In a significant development, the Corporator of Ward No. 10, Yukar Yaro claimed that she has the support of 13 corporators to become the Mayor of the IMC (Itanagar Municipal Corporation), thereby challenging the incumbent Mayor Tamme Phassang.
Addressing a press conference held today at the Press Club,  Yaro said that the dissidence occurred after the Commissioner of IMC and Mayor Phassang had advertised 196 job posts without the consent of the corporators on January last. This action led to the initiation of a signature campaign against Phassang by the 13 corporators. However, Yaro emphasized that the No Confidence Motion against Mayor Phassang was withdrawn in good faith after the intervention of the high command of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the Chief Minister on February 10 last.
Responding to question, Yaro acknowledged that, the advertisement was “Open to all”. Though it was open to all but Corporators have some quota for their ward to engage workers in the IMC. I have no personal enmity with the Mayor, but I am against the system, she added.
While the No Confidence Motion against Mayor Phassang has been withdrawn, Yaro asserted that she has the majority support among the corporators. She also made it clear that the BJP party does not have the authority to decide who will lead the IMC, stating that the IMC has its own constitution and the liberty to choose its Mayor based on the majority of the corporators.
Yaro further expressed her willingness to wait for the call of the party's high command and the Chief Minister before proceeding further. When asked about the presence of the other 13 Corporators, she claimed that although physically, 13 corporators may not be in her camp anymore, but their signatures of support are still with her, which she believes gives her the mandate to become the Mayor of the IMC.
Yaro also questioned the authority for shifting the temporary IMC office to the permanent office at Chimpu. Why is there so much hurry in shifting the office?  The tussle is already going on in the Corporation, they could have wait for its conclusion, asserted Yaro.

Kenter Joya Riba

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