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Abir Patra quits as GMC mayor


GUWAHATI, June 3 - Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) mayor Abir Patra today resigned from his post, paving the way for the Bharatiya Janata Party to take charge of the GMC general council.

It may be noted that after the State Assembly election results, the BJP had claimed majority in the corporation, asking the mayor to resign or face a no confidence motion.

After Patra�s resignation this afternoon, a GMC general council meeting would be convened to select a mayor unanimously, or through election, if necessary.

�As per the GMC Act, the BJP councillors had asked for a requisition meeting today, as the mayor was not responding to our demand. However, the mayor�s resignation today itself sorted out the matter without the meeting,� said BJP�s Mrigen Sarania, a contender for the mayor�s post.

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