In the last general body meeting, the longest drama that ensued until the meeting ended was over the proposal of a school in Shiv Sena corporator Vinaya Madhvi’s ward. The issue was not given to the Mayor on time to be taken up in the last meeting. Hence, when the Mayor did not take up the issue, this is what happened
MADHVIS LOST THEIR COOL
Both M K Madhvi and Vinaya Madhvi lost their cool on the Mayor while Vinaya Madhvi said that the Mayor should be ashamed.
OPPOSITION GHERAOD MAYOR
Irked opposition corporators created mayhem and gheraod the Mayor.
NCP WOMEN CORPORATORS DEMANDED APOLOGY
In a rare visual, NCP women corporators were seen standing together and demanding Vinaya Madhvi apologize to the Mayor.
MAYOR SUSPENDS VINAYA MADHVI
Even the Mayor demanded an apology but when Vinaya Madhvi did not relent, leader of the house Ravindra Ithape demanded that Vinaya Madhvi should be suspended for the last general body meeting. And Mayor J D Sutar suspended her.
VIJAY CHOUGULE MAINTAINS LOW PROFILE DURING THE DEBATE
Vijay Chougule, an arch rival of Madhvis, though opposition leader yet chose to keep it low. He was even seen talking on phone as the protest started.
OPPOSITION GHERAO MAYOR AGAIN
As the Mayor continued the proceedings, the opposition sat on the floor. Later they even were seen almost getting physical around the Mayor.
MAYOR BLASTS SUDHAKAR SONAWANE AND SAROJ PATIL
It was on the same issue that Mayor J D Sutar blasted Sudhakar Sonawane for speaking in favour of the opposition and blasted latecomer Shiv Sena corporator Saroj Patil who came in late and was then taking up the issue.
DWARKANATH BHOIR APOLOGIES ON BEHALF OF VINAYA MADHVI
Once the opposition realized that their protest was not yielding any result, Shiv Sena corporator Dwarkanath Bhoir did attempt to apologize on behalf of Vinaya Madhvi.
His requested was however rejected.
DY. MAYOR MANDAKINI MHATRE FINAL CONVINCES MADHVIS TO END THE PROTEST
It was only after Dy. Mayor Mandakini Mhatre requested that the Madhvi went back on their seats.
M K MADHVI APOLOGIZES ON BEHALF OF VINAYA MADHVI
Finally M K Madhvi apologized on behalf of Vinaya Madhvi.
MAYOR ASSURES M K MADHVI THAT SCHOOL PROPOSAL WOULD BE TAKEN UP IN NEXT MEETING
The day long drama ended with Mayor J D Sutar assuring that the proposal would be taken up in the next general body meeting.
When M K Madhvi voiced concern of delay due to election code of conduct, the Mayor assured him the school work would be taken up before that.
With bureau inputs, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.