Mumbai – The tenure of sitting corporators is coming to an end on March 8. The State government has blocked the Shiv Sena by issuing a notificiation fearing passage of policy decisions by the outgoing BMC committees. Due to this notification, the standing committee could not take any decision in its weekly meeting on Wednesday. All members of different political parties representing in the standing committee protested against this notification.

A weekly meeting of the standing committee was held on Wednesday. Additional municipal commissioner I.A. Kundan read out a notification issued by the State government on February 28 instructing the civic administration to put on hold the decisions, particularly about policy matters and financial proposals, likely to be taken by the outgoing committee members. Kundan appealed the standing committee members to put the proposals on hold.

Meanwhile, all the committee members protested against this notification. Leader of opposition Pravin Chheda alleged that it was a political game which was played never before. Standing committee chairman Yashodhar Phanse said the State government’s direction should be put on the table. He also said that he has seen such thing (the said notification) for the first time.

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