De­ci­sion on cor­po­ra­tors to­mor­row

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The NCP could be in for a ma­jor set­back on Mon­day when a de­ci­sion is likely to be an­nounced on the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion pro­ceed­ings against three cor­po­ra­tors from Digha.

The fi­nal hear­ing of the trio was con­ducted on Satur­day by mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe.

The elec­tion depart­ment of NMMC had is­sued show-cause notices on April 21 to cor­po­ra­tors Navin Gavte (ward 4), his wife Aparna Gavte (ward 9) and sis­ter-in-law Deepa Gavte (ward 3). The three are ac­cused of re­sort­ing to il­le­gal con­struc­tions in Digha.

The trio could lose their mem­ber­ship of the house if found guilty of the charges against them.

They have de­nied any wrong do­ing, claim­ing they have not re­sorted to any il­le­gal con­struc­tion in the area.

A po­lit­i­cal ob­server said, “If the trio is dis­qual­i­fied, it will have ram­i­fi­ca­tions on the po­lit­i­cal scene in the city.”

The NCP is al­ready short of ma­jor­ity on its own and los­ing three cor­po­ra­tors would be a ma­jor set­back. “There is also no guar­an­tee that in case of re­elec­tion, the NCP will win the three seats,” he said.

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