The principal opposition party in the BMC, the Congress, has decided to bring a no confidence motion against BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, over the potholes in Mumbai. In a rather surprising move, the ruling Shiv Sena has also decided to support this no confidence motion which is expected to be tabled in the upcoming general body.
At the civic standing committee meeting held on Thursday, a large chaos broke out over the problem of potholes on Mumbai roads, which the BMC is not able to solve despite giving out several deadlines to fill them (potholes) up.
Congress corporator Pravin Chheda said, “There are several roads in Mumbai which are under defect liability period. The BMC should at least get contractors to fill in potholes on these roads at the earliest. I shall be bringing in a no confidence motion at the next general body meeting against the commissioner.”
Standing committee chairman and Sena corporator Yashodhar Phanse said that they would support the no confidence motion to be brought by the opposition. In fact, the Shiv Sena party leader in the BMC Trushna Vishwasrao said that the BMC commissioner should be called back from the BMC by the chief minister.
The Samajwadi party, meanwhile, said that bringing a no confidence motion is not a solution to the problem. “However, the Urban Development Department’s involvement is required in getting the civic administration to work,” said Rais Shaikh, the Samajwadi party leader in the BMC.