Many corporators misused reservation: Mrunal Dhole-Patil

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Dhole-Patil, who had already filed complaints with the District Caste Validity Verification Committee alleging that 17 elected corporators belonging to Maratha community misused the reservation meant for OBC community by masquerading as members of Kunbi community, which is considered as an OBC caste

Pune: Social activist Mrunal Dhole-Patil, who is fighting against misuse of reservations in elections, has written a letter to Pune Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar urgin him to disqualify the elected corporators who have failed to submit the caste validity verification certificates within six months of their getting elected.

Dhole-Patil, who had already filed complaints with the District Caste Validity Verification Committee alleging that 17 elected corporators belonging to Maratha community misused the reservation meant for OBC community by masquerading as members of Kunbi community, which is considered as an OBC caste.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Dhole-Patil said that the elected corporators from the seats reserved for the backward class should submit their caste validity verification certificates to the PMC by August 22.

“We hereby urge you to take action against the corporaters, who have failed to submit the caste validity certificates till August 22 and disqualify them as members,” Dhole-Patil said in the letter.

When contacted, Satish Kulkarni, who is the head of PMC’s election department, said that the corporators, who have not yet submitted their caste validity verification certificates, will be declared on Wednesday as some corporators submitted their certificates to the office of PMC commissioner Kunal Kumar directly and the information is awaited from there.

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