Following in the footsteps of party legislators and 40 corporators of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) who resigned on Monday,13 NCP corporators of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday offered to resign to put pressure on the state government to legalise illegal constructions in the areas under the civic body.
The corporators submitted their resignations to party leader Subhash Jagtap instead of submitting it to the municipal commissioner.
We submitted our resignation letters to Jagtap as he is the party leader in PMC. He would take up the issue with appropriate authority, said Mahadeo Pathare,Corporator,PMC.
When asked that the resignations have to be submitted to the municipal commissioner as per the procedure,Jagtap said,It is not necessary for corporators to submit resignations to commissioner directly. I am the party leader in PMC and will forward them to the commissioner if it is required.
All the 4,who are from Nagar Road area,in a letter to Jagtap said the property rates are at all time high and it is impossible for a common man to purchase a house in the city.
The inaction on part of the state government has delayed amendments in the existing rules,which would have enabled construction on small plots, they said.
The corporators said the existing houses in small plots should be protected by amended rules.
The poor buy small piece of land as per their capacity but there is no policy to allow houses on these small plots. They are unable to construct houses as this is against the existing rules, they said.
On Monday,four NCP legislators from the city had submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil in Nagpur while 40 PCMC corproators submitted letters to PCMC Mayor Mohini Lande. The high court order paving the way for demolition of illegal structures has created panic mainly in areas under PCMC.