SMC vote counting likely today

Sambalpur:  Following the High Court’s order which vacated the stay on counting of no confidence motion against Sambalpur Municipal Chairperson Rina Trivedi, the counting is likely to be held today.

On April 30, of the 29 councilors as many as 20 had put forward no confidence motion against Trivedi and the district collector had issued notice for voting on confidence motion on May 7.

However, Trivedi had filed a writ petition against the motion and obtained stay from the court to reserve the outcome of the no-confidence motion against her. Though the High Court had given permission for voting, it had ordered to reserve the result of voting till next hearing.