Rul­ing party does not al­low us to speak: Pan­vel coun­cil­lors

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PAN­VEL: The gen­eral body meet­ing of Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (PMC) on Fri­day wit­nessed heated ex­changes with the op­po­si­tion at­tack­ing the rul­ing party mem­bers for sup­press­ing their voice and not al­low­ing their work to be done, up­set­ting the rul­ing party mem­bers.

The op­po­si­tion com­plained that work in their wards is not be­ing taken up.

Coun­cil­lor Nirmla Mha­tre said, “De­spite re­peated pleas, work in my ward has been ne­glected for long. Sim­i­lar is the case in the ward of other coun­cil­lors of the op­po­si­tion.”

She added, “The work that has been done is not of good qual­ity.”

The op­po­si­tion mem­bers have long been com­plain­ing that when they raise an is­sue and ques­tion pres­i­dent Charusheela Gharat on it, the nom­i­nated mem­ber Jayant Pagde gets up and an­swers them.

They claimed that this has been hap­pen­ing since Gharat has been elected.

When Mha­tre spoke on Fri­day, Pagde again rose to an­swer. This led to an up­roar with coun­cilor Jayant Pagde ob­ject­ing to the state­ments.

Amidst the up­roar PMC pres­i­dent Gharat in­tro­duced 32 reso- lu­tions in the house. While two res­o­lu­tions were stayed, oth­ers were passed. The res­o­lu­tions in­cluded pro­vid­ing train­ing for women en­trepreneurs, ed­u­ca­tional ser­vices, con­trac­tors per­mis­sions and health is­sues.

Vot­ing on the min­utes of the pre­vi­ous meet­ing which were claimed to be wrong was proved to be right.

A lot of mem­bers felt that it could be the last meet­ing as the no­ti­fi­ca­tion for the for­ma­tion of a cor­po­ra­tion has been is­sued.

To­wards the end of the pro­ceed­ings, San­tosh Kam­ble, a cam­era­man shoot­ing the happenings, was de­tained.

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