Nana Patole, the state Congress
chief, said on Wednesday that all coalition partners of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) should have been consulted when creating the ward arrangement for civic elections. He highlighted his party's unhappiness with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
's ward structure (BMC).
He went on to say that the party had wanted two members in each prabhag (ward), but that wards will now have three members. "If certain MVA parties construct the ward layout according to their convenience, whether in Mumbai or Pune, we would approach the court on the issue," he added.
Patole further accused the BJP
of exploiting religious fervour and communal strife to avoid dealing with pressing concerns such as inflation and unemployment. The administration must now concentrate on the genuine concerns and attempt to fix them, and if the government requires opposition assistance, the Congress party stands ready to assist, he added.
"If the issues of the Gyanvapi mosque, hijab, halal and jhatka would solve the problems of unemployment, inflation, and improving the country's peace and order condition, the opposition will support the administration." However, if it causes rifts amongst communities, discourages investment, and even increases unemployment, the situation is dire, and we will not accept such measures," Patole stated.