Councillor bunks for 3 months, Naraina seat declared vacant

The North Municipal Corporation on Monday declared the Naraina seat vacant because its councillor Pramod Tanwar has been absent from the House for three consecutive months. Tanwar had won the seat as Independent after being denied a BJP ticket.

Municipal secretary Jagdeep Chillar said Section 33(2) of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act states that the corporation can declare a councillor's seat vacant if he was absent from all meetings for three successive months.

"Tanwar has not attended meetings held on September 3, September 17, October 9, October 30 and November 20, 2012. He has not applied for leave as well," he said. The matter regarding the election of Tanwar as councillor of Naraina is sub-judice.

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