Upset Shiv Sena leaders take issues to civic chief, mayor
CBD BELAPUR: A high-level Shiv Sena delegation of corporators and leader led by deputy leader of the party, Vijay Nahata along with NMMC opposition leader Vijay Chougule and for mer Cidco director Namdeo Bhagat met municipal commissioner Dinesh Waghmare and mayor Sudhakar Sonawane on Friday.
The dele gation raised a number of long pending city issues asking for early resolution to them and also demanded that the administration not work under pressure of the leadership of the ruling party.
The delegation raised the issues of sanitation workers, transfer of Ghansoli node from Cidco, formation of ward committees and the reported summons to the heads of departments by the ruling party leadership for meetings outside the NMMC headquarters.
Nahata said, “Despite state government order, the sanitation workers in the city are yet to get minimum wages for their work. The contractors who are connected with the ruling party are earning huge amounts through fake attendances and by fleecing the workers.”
He added, “We want immediate transfer of Ghansoli node from Cidco to NMMC. We have a number of corporators. All pending works there should be completed at the earliest.”
On the discussion with the mayor Nahata said, “We asked for timely start to the general body meetings and completion of business by 7 pm.”
He added, “The mayor has been cooperating with our corporators, however, he is under a lot of pressure from his political leadership. We have asked him to conduct the house and meetings as per the norms and also ensure that the deputy mayor who is often ignored is invited for the meetings.”
Nahata said, “The NMMC HODs are summoned to hotels and White House for meetings. They are given instructions there to be followed. If this does not stop, we will launch a massive agitation on the issue.”