The budget proposals of Jaffna Municipal Council was defeated by majority members voting against it.
Mayor Arnold tabled the budget proposals for 2020 on 21st of this month. Said Budget was submitted expecting an income of Rs. 627.313 Million to achieve eight Development targets.
In this context the vote on the budget was taken yesterday and while 16 members voted in support, 21members voted against it.
Members of TNPF, EPDP and SLFP voted against the budget. UNP, TNA and TULF voted in support and the Budget-2020 was defeated by a majority of 5 votes.
Commenting on the voting, TNPF members said that as the Budget 2019 was not implemented yet, 2020 budget was defeated.
EPDP members said that imaginary income and excessive expenditure made the budget, one that should defeated.
Meanwhile the Mayor said although he gave clarifications and requested prioritization of People’s interests, no member came forward to do so.