There is cor­rup­tion in BMC: Fad­navis’ jibe at ally Sena

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In an in­di­rect at­tack on ally Shiv Sena, chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis on Satur­day crit­i­cised cor­rup­tion in Mum­bai’s civic body. The CM said there was a need to im­prove how the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) func­tions.

Fad­navis, speak­ing in­for­mally to me­dia per­sons on the last day of the state leg­is­la­ture’s win­ter ses­sion, also said an al­liance with the Sena was pos­si­ble only if the party ac­knowl­edged the BJP has gained strength po­lit­i­cally.

Fad­navis’ re­marks are an in­di­ca­tion the BJP wants to team up with the Sena ahead of the cru­cial Mum­bai civic polls in Fe­bru­ary 2017, but only if it works out in its favour; and also that the Sena should not take its part­ner for granted. Fad­navis’ new­found ag­gres­sion comes af­ter the BJP’s vic­tory in the first two phases of the civic polls.

The BJP has been re­peat­edly slam­ming its ally, hold­ing it re­spon­si­ble for scams even though it is a part­ner in the rul­ing al­liance of the civic body. “Scams of hun­dreds of crores in Mum­bai’s civic body have come to light. There is no trans­parency. There is a need to mon­i­tor its func­tion­ing and bring in trans­parency,” Fad­navis said.

Deven­dra Fad­navis:

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