BJP Rasane versus NCP Kamble

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 10 December 2019

BJP has already made announcement of Dheeraj Ghate as leader of house in the PMC and Hemant Rasane as standing committee chairman. After changing mayor and deputy mayor, BJP took a decision to make changes in key positions in the civic body. 

PUNE: The election for Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Standing Committee chairman’s post will be a straight contest between BJP candidate Hemant Rasane against Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Ashok Kamble. The two filed their nominations on Monday. Shiv Sena has formed an alliance with the Congress and NCP and they will give support to Kamble. 

BJP has already made announcement of Dheeraj Ghate as leader of house in the PMC and Hemant Rasane as standing committee chairman. After changing mayor and deputy mayor, BJP took a decision to make changes in key positions in the civic body. 

PMC Municipal Secretary Sunil Parkhi said, “For the appointment of leader of house, the mayor will give an appointment letter to Ghate and send letters to municipal secretary’s office and municipal commissioner about the appointment. However, Standing Committee chairman and municipal secretary department will have to conduct elections as per Municipal Corporation Act. The elections is scheduled on December 13.”

In the 16-member standing committee, BJP has maximum 10 members whereas NCP has four members and Congress and Shiv Sena has representation of one member each. The committee has a tenure of five years and every year, the term of eight committee members ends and new members replace them.

The BJP has majority of 10 members out of total 16 members of standing committee whereas the count of NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress alliance members is six. The Standing Committee is an important body in the municipal corporation. It has powers to take financial decisions. Hence, elected members are eager to become members of this committee.

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