A majority of the elected members and villagers of the Anu panchayat in Hamirpur district, boycotted the general house meeting of the panchayat in protest against the alleged arbitrary functioning and irregularities committed by the panchayat president.

The meeting was convened for transacting the panchayat business, but it could not be held due to the lack of quorum as only the panchayat president and one other member turned up for this meeting. They have sent information to the BDO and Chief Minister and demands action in the matter. They have also threatened to boycott all future meetings and tender mass resignations in case action is not taken against the panchayat president.

These members have alleged that the panchayat president has not been taking them into confidence while carrying out development works; no muster roll has been issued for carrying out MNREGA works despite a resolution passed at a meeting, cheques for the work completed under the Mid-Himalayan Watershed Project have not been signed and house tax is being reduced at will despite having been fixed in a general house meeting.


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