City Congress president Sanjay Nirupam yesterday wrote a letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis seeking dissolution of Shiv Sena-BJP ruled BMC for “large-scale corruption” in the civic body and a probe into it.
Nirupam’s demand comes in the wake of BJP MP Kirit Somaiya’s veiled criticism of Shiv Sena, in which he alleged that the BMC was in the “grip of a powerful mafia” being controlled by a ‘saheb’ from Bandra.
Talking to reporters, Nirupam claimed, “You name it and you will find the series of corruption cases in each department of the BMC. Nullah desilting scam, road repairig scam, dumping ground scam, fire brigade scam, tablet scam, waste management scam... all these scams are ultimately jeopardising the life of a common Mumbaikar.”
Referring to Somaiya’s remark, the Congress leader said, “Mr Fadnavis, now your own party MP Somaiya affirmed that mafia raj is prevailing in BMC, which we have been pointing out since long. The large-scale corruption is defaming the country’s most prestigious civic body. Now these are the fit cases to dissolve the House of the BMC.”