Up­roar over for­ma­tion of PMC

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The gen­eral body meet­ing of Raigad zilla par­ishad ear­lier this week wit­nessed up­roar­i­ous scenes over the for­ma­tion of the pro­posed Pan­vel mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion (PMC).

The BJP pressed for the for­ma­tion of PMC while some mem­bers of Peas­ants and Work­ers Party (PWP) ve­he­mently op­posed the process.

Fi­nally, ZP pres­i­dent Suresh Tokre or­dered the ad­min­is­tra­tion to write to the state gov­ern­ment to give im­por­tance to the res­o­lu­tion passed by the ZP gen­eral body meet­ing on the for­ma­tion of PMC be­fore tak­ing any de­ci­sion.

At the meet­ing held on Wedne­day, deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (gram pan­chayat) be­gan the pro­ceed­ings by read­ing the agenda, on which the first item was the PMC.

While deputy pres­i­dent Arvind Mha­tre op­posed the for­ma­tion of PMC, an­other mem­ber Ra­jen­dra Patil ob­jected to the op­po­si­tion.

“PMC will bring de­vel­op­ment to the ru­ral ar­eas of Raigad. The for­ma­tion of PMC will lead to in­crease in rev­enue,” said Patil,

“BJP Pan­vel MLA Prashant Thakur has been push­ing for PMC to en­sure all round progress of added,

“The gov­ern­ment has al­ready taken a de­ci­sion. Now ask­ing the gram sabha and gram pan­chay­ats to pass res­o­lu­tion seem to be ‘time pass’ tac­tics by the gov­ern­ment, a mere for­mal­ity,” said PWP mem­ber Aswad Patil.

“The gram pan­chay­ats come un­der ZP ju­ris­dic­tion. Hence the de­ci­sion of the gen­eral body meet­ing of ZP too should be taken into ac­count by the gov­ern­ment. The ad­min­is­tra­tion should take up the is­sue with the gov­ern­ment,” he said.

Tokre then or­dered the ad­min­is­tra­tion to write to the gov­ern­ment on the de­mand. the re­gion,” he

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