CST, Mumbai -
Though he is lucky as compared to other corporators of his party, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar seems to be one of the most unlucky mayors as he has now lost the red beacon atop his official vehicle after losing his official bungalow in Shivaji Park.
After Union government’s decision to ban the use of red beacon atop the vehicles of political dignitaries, the ministers in the state immediately removed red beacon atop their official vehicles. The mayor has insisted that he would not stop to use the red beacon atop his official vehicle till State government brings out a notification in this regard. Of course, the government would issue the notification and then the mayor will have to follow the government rule. In the BMC, only the mayor and the municipal commissioner are entitled to use the red beacon but after issuance of government notification, this flashy pride of civic authorities will not be there anymore.
The mayor has also lost his official bungalow to the memorial of Balasaheb Thackeray. Though he is living in the British era bungalow in Shivaji Park, he will have to vacate it next few months. Mayor’s another demand for Malabar Hill bungalow for his residence seems to be far away from getting the administrative nod. Another bad thing for him is that his office is reported to have the water dropping roof.
With all these problems, it will be worth to see how the mayor continues to run the BMC administration.