Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) group leader in BMC Manoj Kotak demanded action against C-ward Assistant Commissioner Sangeeta Hasnale at the standing committee meeting on Monday. Hasnale had issued a memo on May 12, requesting that the redevelopment of old, dilapidated structures in the ward, which includes Kalbadevi, not be stalled.
Kotak said, “Such proposals on redevelopment are sanctioned by the municipal commissioner and come to the standing committee as information. She has no rights to direct or go beyond the commissioner’s decision. She must face action for this.” Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh said, “The memo has not been written to the standing committee and will not direct the committee’s activities.”
Meanwhile, Leader of the House Trushna Vishwasrao also demanded an inquiry against BMC’s accounts department. Vishwasrao said that an official from the department had issued a compensation cheque to the deceased fire officer Sudhir Amin’s family, in keeping to his earlier post of a divisional fire officer. However, Amin had been promoted to the post of deputy chief fire officer. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also met the families of the deceased firemen on Monday and assured them of granting martyrs’ status to SW Rane and SG Amin.