Ruling party does not allow us to speak: Panvel councillors
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.