BMC to continue holding meetings online

BJP stated this is contempt of court and have threatened they will approach the court over contempt order.

BMC to continue holding meetings online

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will continue to hold meetings online. The Urban Development Department (UDD) has sent a letter to municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, stating that even though they are considering holding BMC and other corporations meeting offline, there is no final decision taken.

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has threatened they will approach the court over contempt order. Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have also joined BJP and are demanding that the BMC standing committee meeting should be held physically.

On Tuesday, October 5, the Bombay High Court (HC) had directed the state government to reconsider the decision of not allowing the BMC's meetings physically. The letter was in response to the HC's order.

Vinod Mishra, BJP corporator, had filed a petition in HC asking for directions on conducting meetings physically.

Sachin D Sahastrbuddhe, Undersecretary, UDD, has signed a letter that states the decision to hold meetings physically is still under consideration, but there is no final decision taken on this matter. Until then, the civic body has to follow the order of June 28, which is to continue meetings virtually.

Meanwhile, BJP has alleged that Shiv Sena is trying to hold meetings virtually on purpose so that other members are unable to point out any wrongdoings.

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