The issues of party offices closure and unequal corporator funding allocation in BMC were brought up in the state legislative council on Thursday. On presenting the supplemental demand, Congress MLC Bhai Jagtap stated: "While it wasn't appropriate, the administrator did propose the budget to the BMC
. Following that, former BJP
corporators received a total of Rs 3 crore from the corporators' fund, while the NCP, Shiv Sena
, and Congress
corporators received only Rs 1 crore. Why is this behaviour biassed? "inquired Jagtap.
"The administrator had taken them from his cabin with the help of security guards when corporators went to ask him," claimed Jagtap. Anil Parab, a Shiv Sena MLC, has informed the legislative council that the administrator has made it clear that former corporators, MLAs, and MPs must obtain approval from the Guardian Minister before requesting funding for development projects. "What is a Guardian Minister's responsibility in distributing funds?" Parab questioned.
Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister, responded, "I will check the reality and will pass an order if it is illegal. The BMC is devoid of corporators, and disputes for party offices exist between the two groups. The BJP wants its office as well. I'll speak with the CM and let you know afterward.