Jamshedpur: The deputy Mukhiyas of South Karandih panchayat here on Monday threatened to tender mass resignation in support of Monika Hembram, a deputy Mukhiya, accused of interfering with the work of local Mukhiya Saraswati Tudu.
Sunil Gupta, leader of the agitating deputy Mukhiyas, said the decision to go on agitation was taken after the Mukhiya accused her deputies of trying to implicate her on corruption charges.
He said the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar has ordered action against the Mukhiya in a scam related to construction of toilets in South Karandih panchayat.
Gupta said the Mukhiya was venting her ire on her deputies after her name surfaced in the toilet scam. He said the deputy Mukhiyas had never interfered with the Mukhiyas’s work and that they had only asked the Mukhiya to follow departmental norms.
Meanwhile, the deputy Mukhiyas today held a meeting at Rambo Hall, Jugsalai, and decided to meet the DC tomorrow. They said eight ward members who were supporters of the accused Mukhiya had passed a no-confidence motion against Monika Hembram on 31st August.
The participants formed Up Mukhiya Sangh, a union of deputy Mukhiyas, at the meeting and decided to oppose the allegations leveled by the Mukhiya.