Frustrated with the arbitrary working style of the President of the Panvel Municipal Council, 15 Congress corporators have submitted their resignation from key committee posts in the Council.
The Congress party in Panvel has alleged that the President of the Panvel Municipal Council Sandeep Patil who belongs to the ruling PWP has been working arbitrarily and bringing proposals in the General Body at his own whims and fancies. Protesting this, all the 15 Congress corporators who were holding key posts in several committees in the Council have submitted their resignation to the Raigad District Collector. Out of the 15 Congress corporators, five of them were holding the post of Chairmen while the remaining 10 were holding the posts of special committee members. Blaming the arbitrary working style of the President, Congress MLA Prashant Thakur said that since the Standing Committee had a majority of Congress corporators, the members demanded clarity on several proposals which was not going down well with the President and the reason why he directly took proposals to the General Body.
On the other hand, President Sandeep Patil criticized the working of the committees headed by the Congress corporators. Sandeep Patil alleged that while in a year six meetings of the committees should be held, no meeting were held in the last two months. Hence, the Panvel Municipal Council was also going to write to the Raigad Collector to disqualify these chairmen from their posts due to non-performance but before they could do that, the Congress corporators out of fear themselves submitted their resignation. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.