Shrigiri, Yadav fight it out for VP’s post

Neha Basudkar
Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pune: After the completion of Atul Gaikwad’s tenure as Vice President (VP) of Pune Cantonment Board (PCB), elected members Priyanka Shrigiri from Ward No. 8 and Vivek Yadav from Ward No. 5 are the frontrunners for this post.

Gaikwad submitted his resignation on April 7 to DN Yadav, Chief Executive Officer, PCB. “During my tenure, two main events were held, including PCB’s centenary year celebration and installation of statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the premises of the board. I have made efforts to complete all the projects of the board.” 

Pune: After the completion of Atul Gaikwad’s tenure as Vice President (VP) of Pune Cantonment Board (PCB), elected members Priyanka Shrigiri from Ward No. 8 and Vivek Yadav from Ward No. 5 are the frontrunners for this post.

Gaikwad submitted his resignation on April 7 to DN Yadav, Chief Executive Officer, PCB. “During my tenure, two main events were held, including PCB’s centenary year celebration and installation of statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the premises of the board. I have made efforts to complete all the projects of the board.” 

In 2015, Kiran Mantri was elected as the first woman VP of the board. Later in 2016, Dilip Giramkar became the VP and then Atul Gaikwad was the VP. The election for the next VP will be held on April 9.

If Shrigiri gets the highest number of votes for the post of VP, she will be the second woman after Mantri to hold this post. Vivek Yadav told Sakal Times that in a span of three years, the board has collectively completed 15 pending proposals including parking spaces, school, crematorium and installation of solar power panels on infrastructures. 

“If I am elected as VP, I will try and complete the other pending projects and try to bring more revenue to the board with an adequate amount of spendings for the projects. Also, most of the public-oriented works will be done and I will concentrate on the residents’ and board’s upliftment. The election really does not matter, as the work always continues,” Shrigiri said.

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