Pune: The opposition party leaders have accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of claiming entire credit for the event that was organised on behalf of the civic body for the distribution of artificial limbs and other equipment to specially abled persons. Recently, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PMC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice, distributed artificial limbs and other equipment worth Rs 5 lakh to specially abled persons.
Incidentally, the invitation card prepared for this event carried no names of opposition party leaders, despite the fact that the civic body had released funds for this programme. The opposition leaders alleged that BJP included BJP MLAs of Pune and Maval when they were not concerned with this event.
The local leader said that the name of Baramati MP Supriya Sule was missing from the invitation card even when Tathawade area of Pimpri Chinchwad is part of Baramati constituency. The leaders claimed that this all shows how BJP used public money for the promotion of the party.
Leader of Opposition Datta Sane shared, “The programme was a good initiative but BJP indulged in dirty politics by grabbing all the credit.” Sane pointed out that names of Pune MP Anil Shirole and Maval MLA Bala Bhegade were mentioned in the card.
"This shows the narrow-minded attitude of ruling BJP. They have used taxpayers’ money for the promotion of the party. When this programme was financed by the civic body, it was necessary to mention at least the names of opposition leader and group leader,” said Shiv Sena’s group leader Rahul Kalaate, “There was no formal invitation to group leaders of political parties. The rushed phone call was made just hours before the programme.
“The programme of distribution of equipment was done by the PCMC, not by the ruling party, and the money of the taxpayers was spent on the same,” MNS group leader Sachin Chikhale said.