BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Kakade recently caused a stir when he declared his intention to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Pune. His comments have apparently not gone down well with local BJP leaders. In an interview with The Indian Express, Kakade reveals why he has decided to throw his hat in the ring.
Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said only a formality of annoucement of Kadam’s victory remained. “The BJP candidate today withdrew from the race and so did the independents. Only Kadam now remains in the fray,” he said.
Congress leaders denied that they had requested the BJP and Shiv Sena to support Vishwajeet Kadam. "Kadam seems to have managed it on his own because of his father's equations with the BJP and Sena," a Congress leader said.
The police station does not have a proper facility for its 122 staff to have lunch or dinner. A small canteen has come up outside the premises of the police station. “It’s so hot in the tin-shed canteen that you cannot even sit for two minutes,” said a police officer.
The malfunctioning PMPML buses also add to the traffic woes of the city, said traffic police personnel. “We are already struggling to tackle the increasing number of vehicles on Pune’s roads. PMPML buses are adding to the chaos,” said a traffic official.
The civic administration had picked two agencies to collect the city’s garbage and carry it to the Moshi garbage depot. However, the opposition wanted more than two agencies as they felt two agencies will not be able to manage.