Dissolve BMC to probe corruption: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai city Congress chief  and former MP Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday wrote to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seeking dissolution of the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled BMC for “large-scale corruption” in the municipal corporation and a probe.

Nirupam’s demand comes in the wake of BJP MP Kirit Somaiya’s veiled criticism of Shiv Sena, in which he alleged that the civic body was in the “grip of a powerful mafia” being controlled by a “sahib” from Bandra. Talking to reporters here, Nirupam, claimed, “You name it and you will find the series of corruption cases in each department of the BMC. Scams in nullah desilting scam, road repairing, dumping grounds, fire brigade, waste management…all these scams are ultimately jeopardising the life of a common Mumbaikar.”

Referring to Somaiya’s remark, he said, “Mr Fadnavis, now your own party MP Somaiya affirmed that mafia raj is prevailing in BMC, which we have been pointing out since long.” —PTI