Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar inspected a cabin for his office on the second floor of the BMC headquarters on Thursday. He has demanded a cabin for himself which is situated just above the office of leader of the opposition. The unexpected move of the mayor has perplexed the administration as it has no such plans to shift mayor’s office.
After attending the meeting of Shiv Sena corporators at Shiv Sena Bhavan on Thursday, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, House leader Yashwant Jadhav and standing committee chairman Ramesh Korgaonkar directly reached the BMC headquarters where the party is being allotted office block. Soon after inspecting the party block, Mayor reached the second floor and inspected the offices of the law department and Development Plan department’s office. Then Mayor dropped a bomb by stating that these offices are best suitable for the Mayor’s office. The BMC officers, as well as Shiv Sena leaders, were surprised by the unexpected suggestion from the mayor. Thereafter, mayor inspected the office of leader of the opposition on the first floor. Mayor liked the office on the second floor which is adjacent to the municipal commissioner’s office. Meanwhile, the BMC administration has clarified that it has no plans to shift Mayor’s office or renovate it in near future.
The official residence of Mayor is to be shifted soon after it was allotted for the memorial structure of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. The BMC administration has decided to shift Mayor’s residence in Ranibaug but Mayor has refused to live there. He has demanded that two bungalows of additional municipal commissioners in Malabar Hill area should be converted into Mayor’s official residence.
The new demand from Mayor was the talk of the day in the BMC as everyone was guessing on whose guidance he demanded to shift his existing office.
The BMC administration has created two offices of equal size for the Shiv Sena and the BJP. Mayor and House leader have demanded that their party’s party is smaller and it can be enlarged by taking half part from the cabin of the health committee chairman. It was proposed that half of the area from this office to be given to the NCP office but with this new demand Sena, it is most unlikely.
The civic administration has created two small size offices in front of the office of the Congress party. It plans to allot these offices to the MNS and the Samajwadi Party but the group leaders of these parties – Dilip Lande and Rais Shaikh respectively – have clearly rejected the idea.