BMC’s transparency: Here’s the real story
survey on which the report is based gives Mumbai a much lower ranking. The Centre’s report is based on Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS). HT accessed this report to read the fine print. The ASICs report assesses transparency on two counts — is there enough information and participation, and how well are complaints addressed. On the first count, Mumbai was third from top, after Hyderabad and Bangalore; on the second, third from bottom. The Sena used the Economic Survey report to hit out at the Fadnavis government that has been targeting it over transparency. The CM used the Janaagraha report to point out how BMC did well only in initiatives of the state government.
A make-or-break showdown lays ahead for Tamil Nadu as AIADMK leader VK Sasikala alleged on Saturday that the delay in making her the chief minister was a deliberate design to split the party. The longtime confidante of former chief minister and party supremo, the late J Jayalalithaa, is awaiting the governor’s response to end the political stalemate after she allegedly forced O Paneerselvam to resign from the top post in the southern state.