The city roads were defaced as local BJP leaders and aspirants for the party ticket had put up huge hoardings and flex boards to welcome the chief minister during his statewide roadshow and impress him ahead of the Assembly elections.
Kolse Patil, one of the key organisers of the 2017 Elgaar Parishad event, investigation into which has led to a crackdown on Maoist groups and arrest of some prominent activists, had a few weeks ago unilaterally announced his intention to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Aurangabad.
The move comes after the civic body was told by the state government that there was no law or rule that allows double increment to civic employees undergoing voluntary sterilisation after the birth of one child.
“The BJP-RSS used to create tension among religious communities. Now, they are doing the same between communities and different castes,” Arvind Kejriwal alleged, adding that the BJP believes in the “divide and rule” policy to grab power.
The decision has been implemented from January 1 and sanctions would be given on the condition that the self declaration by architect and engineers is submitted for the proposal, said PMC Commissioner Kunal Kumar.
The Pune Municipal Corporation is going to spend Rs 6 crore at beginning of project, said Bode, adding that civic body would start work on ‘one side’ of the road first, not both sides, to ensure that work doesn’t get stalled due to shortage of funds.