In a setback to the BJP, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday retained its hold in the Bongaon municipality by winning the confidence motion that was brought in on the direction of the Calcutta High Court. In the 22-member civic body, 13 TMC councillors and one Congress councillor expressed their trust on the Municipal Board Chairman Shankar Addhya. The BJP councillors, however, stayed away from the voting that was held at the office of North 24 Parganas District Magistrate on the High Court’s direction.Need your support to thwart attempt to change our history: Mamata Banerjee to teachers
The BJP councillors had moved the Calcutta High Court against the July 16 vote of confidence at Bongaon municipality in which the TMC had retained the civic board, saying they were not allowed to enter the muncipal office building to take part in the voting. The High Court on August 26 ordered a fresh confidence vote within 12 days to decide the fate of the board chairman.