Pune: The Congress Party has decided to take action against corporators who were involved in the manhandling of Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar.
On the other hand, the party has also demanded a probe in the misappropriation of hyacinth removal tender and conduct an inquiry of Nimbalkar.
Senior leaders of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held a press conference on
Monday at Congress Bhavan. Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe conducted the conference along with NCP leader Vandana Chavan, NCP city unit Chief Chetan Tupe, Congress city unit Chief Ramesh Bagwe and other leaders of both parties.
Vikhe said, ”We will not support our corporators if any wrong thing happens. We have taken cognisance of the incident that has happened in the Pune Municipal Corporation. We have asked the city unit chief to submit a report to the party. The party will take a decision based on the report.”
He further added, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is misusing the power. Our corporators are demanding a probe on the hyacinth issue but under BJP’s pressure, the police treated them as criminals. It is not acceptable. We will take this issue forward for the sake of the citizens”
Vandana Chavan, said, “We are condemning the act of civic administration. The State government should conduct an inquiry of the official who was involved in the tender process.”
“There is a lot of corruption happening in the civic body. When our corporators are asking questions on that, the BJP is using police to muzzle their voice.” she added further.
Dhangekar sent to jail
- A magistrate court on Monday remanded Congress corporator Ravindra Dhangekar to magisterial remand custody (MCR) and sent him to Yerwada Central Jail.
- He was arrested in connection with an attack on Pune Municipal Corporation’s Additional Commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar. He has applied for bail and the hearing on his application will take place on February 21.