Mumbai – The corporators of BJP, Congress, Samajwadi Party took the civic administration to task in the first meeting of standing committee on Friday. The standing committee members raised various issues like nullah cleaning, supply of flour and rice in 11 civic hospitals etc.
Congress group leader Ravi Raja said that patients in civic hospitals do not get good quality meal even after the civic body spends Rs 78 crore on supply of rice and flour. He demanded that food quality at civic hospitals should be maintained and an inspector should be appointed to keep a watch on this.
Education committee chairperson Shubhada Gudekar demanded that administration should furnish what type of food is provided to civic hospitals. Additional municipal commissioner Pallavi Darade failed to answer their queries. Ravi Raja demanded that food supply proposal be sent back. He also challenged the municipal commissioner to taste a meal served to patients in civic hospital.
Interestingly, BJP group leader Manoj Kotak and Samajwadi Party group leader Rais Shaikh also supported this proposal. Accordingly, standing committee chairman Ramesh Korgaonkar sent this proposal back to administration.
Thereafter, BJP’s Manoj Kotak and Prabhakar Shinde lambasted the civic administration on the issue of nullah cleaning. They demanded that the place where silt removed from nullahs across the city should be inspected. The BJP succeeded in getting passed the proposal for inspection of silt deposition place. Leader of the house, Yashwant Jadhav and Prabhakar Shinde further put the civic administration in a fix when they raised the issue of Bhandardara lake.
The BJP members had grabbed the first row seats in the standing committee meeting on Friday. The Shiv Sena members had also taken some front seats but when BJP group leader Manoj Kotak reached there he took his party corporators on back seats and requested Leader of the House and committee chairman to sit on the front chairs. On the insistence of senior Sena corporators, Kotak took a seat in the front row. The other senior members were requested to sit as per their seniority.