PUNE: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has divided its corporators into groups to pursue development issues and put pressure on the civic administration to resolve them. The corporators had already registered a complaint in the General Body (GB) meeting that the administration is neither listening to their problems nor is it solving them. Following this, the party has decided to pursue a middle path. The groups will act as a bridge between the administration and the ruling party.
BJP City President Yogesh Gogawale has taken the decision to form the groups. Each group is made up of five to six corporators. They have been assigned work concerning developmental work like Bio-Diversity Plan (BDP), 24x7 water supply, Chandni Chowk flyover, Metro work, parking policy, development of amenity spaces, solid waste, building permission, roads, drainage, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal (PMPML), women-related issues etc.
Gogawale said, “We have formed groups based on corporators’ interests. They will study the issue and follow it up. It will help the corporators in knowing the issue better.”
Shrinath Bhimale, BJP leader of house, said, “The purpose is help the corporators to know the issue better. It will help in doing a follow up with the administration. We have 100 corporators, so we decided to make groups of corporators and allot a development issue to each of them. The administration does its work but the corporators should know the issue in detail.”
Baner corporator Amol Balwadkar said, “They have appointed me in the 24x7 water supply project group. The purpose is to follow up an issue and speed up the work to complete the project on time. We will follow up the project work and submit progress report to the party in a monthly meeting.”
Last month, there were a series of incidents when BJP corporators expressed their anger against the party. Senior BJP corporator Bapu Karne had announced in the recently held General Body (GB) meeting that if the administration is not interested in solving issues faced by people, he will have to resign from his post.
Balwadkar had also expressed disappointment about the lethargic work of the administration and warned that he will not cast vote for the party in the GB meeting on the development issue. Following this, the party served a show cause notice to him.