Indicating support to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, the Maharashtra government today ‘suspended’ the no-confidence motion passed against him by the civic body.
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“The no-confidence motion has been suspended by the state government and the (Navi Mumbai) mayor has been asked to submit a response in 30 days as to why the civic body took such an action,” an official in the Chief Minister’s Office said.
On October 25, the NCP-controlled NMMC passed the motion at a special meeting chaired by mayor Sudhakar Sonawane. During the meeting, Mundhe was present in the House.
While BJP corporators had opposed the motion, its ally in the Maharashtra government Shiv Sena had joined hands with NCP and Congress and supported the motion.
The motion was then sent to the Urban Development department of the Maharashtra government, which is headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself.
“Targeting an officer for doing his duty, exposing irregularities and preventing wrong happenings is absolutely wrong,” Fadnavis had said indicating his support to Mundhe while speaking with a group of scribes.