THE controversy over the Deonar dumping ground fire reached BMC headquarters Thursday when a Congress corporator gave a bag of garbage to Mayor Snehal Ambekar to protest against the civic administration’s apathy.
However, Nayana Seth, Congress corporator from Matunga, was suspended from the general body meeting for a day for the ‘indecent behaviour’.
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During the general body meet Thursday, Congress corporators demanded a discussion on the Deonar dumping ground fire, but Ambekar refused the proposal. While the corporators started raising slogans, Seth put a bag of garbage on the mayor’s table. Seth also hurled pieces of paper towards Pallavi Darade, additional municipal commissioner, in-charge of solid waste management.
Shiv Sena-BJP corporators condemned Seth’s act. Manoj Kotak, BJP leader demanded an apology from him. Trushna Vishwasrao, senior Sena corporator, demanded the House be adjourned. Then, the mayor suspended Seth for a day and adjourned the House.
“I kept the garbage on the table to show how badly locals are suffering due to repeated fires in the dumping ground. I am not supposed to give roses to the mayor on such issues,” Seth told The Indian Express. Devendra Amberkar, senior Congress corporator, defended the move.