Gaya: Thirty of the 53 members of Gaya Municipal Corporation (GMC) voted against Mayor Vibha Devi during a no-confidence motion brought against her on Wednesday. Altogether 34 corporators were present during voting. Three of the present corporators voted in favour of the ousted mayor. One member abstained from voting.
Most of the mayor’s supporters kept away from the meet, as the numbers did not favour them. The no-confidence motion against the mayor originally scheduled for July 10, 2014, had to be deferred due to lack of quorum.
With the mayor having been voted out, the GMC went headless as the post of deputy mayor is already vacant following the removal of the controversial Akhauri Aunkar Nath Srivastava alias Mohan Srivastava, a gang rape case accused earlier granted provisional bail to participate in the crucial GMC meet. Srivastava was jailed after being caught from a Patna hotel along with two minor girls. Srivastava is facing trial in a special Patna court on gangrape charges.
According to GMC sources, the State Election Commission will now fix a date for the election to the vacant position of mayor. As per the provisions of the Bihar Municipal Corporation Act, a new mayor has to be elected within 30 days of the vacancy caused by the passage of the no-trust vote.