Stayed resolutions in PMC passed: Sena
The Shiv Sena has alleged that the ruling party and some opposition members in Panvel Municipal Council have sanctioned some resolutions that had been stayed in the house.
Shiv Sena corporator Ramesh Gudekar has alleged that there were 78 resolutions in the house in the meeting held on December 17, 2015, of which seven had been stayed. He has alleged that they too have been sanctioned.
Gudekar, who is also the group leader in the house, has objected to the minutes of December 17, 2015. Decision was to be made at the time on a request by Limaye public library for a grant of Rs1 lakh. Gudekar said there is encroachment by the library which should first be removed and only then the grant given.
Another resolution that had been stayed was of providing an alternative road for Siddhivinayak Complex located next to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj ground. However, it was approved in the March 22 general body meeting, he said.
Gudekar said, “Discussion had been held on the Rs8,49,548 beautification project of Amardham crematorium and that issue too was kept pending. The expense of Rs7,74,185 for repair of bazaar wall had been opposed. But, the minutes show it to be approved.”
He added, “Objection was also raised over the inflated bills of urban underground gutters scheme. It has been alleged that the work was delayed due to the contractor’s and hence there was no case of paying extra. However, the minutes show that the proposal for an increase of Rs10 crore has been approved.”
Gudekar said, “In the meeting in March, I had demanded that the minutes of December 17, 2015, should be put to vote. At the time, the number of the opposition members was higher. This had led to tension within the ruling party. The ruling party had then taken up other issues.”
He demanded, “We want a detailed inquiry into the issue.”
Denying the allegations, PMC president Charusheela Gharat said, “The approvals have been given following proper procedures. The opposition is unnecessarily trying to create hurdles in development work in the city.”
The approvals have been given following proper procedure. CHARUSHEELA GHARAT, Panvel Municipal Corporation, president