NMMC chairman: Not involved in illegal construction in city
Standing committee chairman Shivram Patil has dismissed allegations of illegal construction made against him and his corporator wife Anita to the municipal commissioner by former NCP corporator Keshav Mhatre.
Patil claimed the NCP is playing dirty politics because it has lost the standing committee chairman election.
He has challenged the party to come out in the open with proof and have a public debate.
Mhatre has asked the municipal commissioner to disqualify Patil as a corporator. He has alleged Patil, his wife and son are involved in illegal construction work.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at the NMMC headquarters, Patil claimed, “The property tax receipt submitted as proof is not of that place, but of my house in my village,” he said.
“Mhatre, who is making allegations against me, should first introspect because he and his family are themselves involved in illegal construction,” Patil said.
Targeting former minister Ganesh Naik (pictured above), Patil said, “Mhatre is only a pawn in the hands of his political bosses, who are being forced to loosen their grip on the NMMC.
While they did not have their partymen as mayor and deputy mayor, the Shiv Sena has now taken the SC chairmanship as well.”
“They are now resorting to false allegations and complaints against Shiv Sena and BJP corportors and playing cheap and dirty politics,” he said.
Responding to the attack on him, former corporator Keshav Mhatre said, “Neither me nor my wife corporator Chhaya Mhatre have any illegal construction in our name. My buildings are on land that belongs to me and I have not taken benefit of CIDCO’s 12.5% scheme. It is Patil who should introspect.”