When Mayor Jaywant Sutar took charge as the Mayor of Navi Mumbai, there was reason to believe that he would always uphold the respect and esteem as the first citizen of Navi Mumbai.
Those who disapproved of former Mayor Sagar Naik’s attitude often citing his age, thought that a senior and seasoned corporator like Jaywant Sutar would follow the footsteps of his predecessor Sudhakar Sonawane. But if the Mayor’s recent display of public anger of NMMC General Manager Shirish Aradwad was any indication, Jaywant Sutar isn’t doing so. During his last visit to NMMT HQ in Turbhe, J D Sutar was caught on camera shouting at Shirish Aradwad for getting late for the visit.
While it’s not a question of debate of who was wrong, the manner at which Mayor J D Sutar spoke to the NMMT General Manager and even used tactics of reminding him of who passed proposals, it was a major disappointment for citizens who believe that J D Sutar would be a role model Mayor. The Mayor should remember, he is the first citizen of Navi Mumbai, and his attitude, public behaviour and words are a reflection of a city and its identity.