MumbaiLeader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Ajit Pawar on Friday demanded immediate holding of the long-running civic elections in the state. It may be noted that elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), other municipal corporations and local bodies in the state have been pending for the past few months.
Initiating a discussion in the Assembly on the issues of urban development, housing, public health and medical education, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader alleged that the delay was being done so that the state government could interfere in the local bodies through administrators. for this loss of crores of rupees is made.
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Pawar alleged that the funds of the local bodies were used to publish the Chief Minister’s advertisement. He said, “There is public dissatisfaction due to stalling of old projects and development works. ,
Pawar said that the municipal corporations have not had elected representatives for the last two-and-a-half years and are being run through administrators. He charged that the Eknath Shinde-led government seems to have no intention of holding elections soon.