A Mumbai-based NGO has ranked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) first and the Shiv Sena fourth among the larger parties in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The BJP is an ally of the Sena in the civic body.
These rankings are part of the report card based on the corporators’ performance from April 2014 to March 2015 presented by Praja Foundation, an organisation that works towards increasing accountability among the elected representatives in the city.
Dr Anuradha Pednekar, a Shiv Sena corporator and standing committee member said that they have not been given the report and they do not know the criteria set by the organisation for assessment. Manoj Kotak, the group leader in the BMC said “We have to study the report. If the NGO has ranked us at one then it only motivates us to improvise and provide better services to people.
The BJP has scored 61.03 per cent, followed by the Samajwadi Party at 59.60 per cent, the Nationalist Congress Party at 59.56 per cent and the Sena at 59.17 per cent.