Political experts feel that Akhil Bharatiya Sena’s (ABS) Geeta Gawli, who threatened to sever ties with the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, has no choice but to stick to the coalition as quitting the ruling alliance would disqualify her from the post of corporator.
Geeta, daughter of politician Arun Gawli and ABS’s corporators from Chinchpokli had on Friday alleged that no work was being done in her and her sister-in-law, Vandana Gawli’s constituency.
Political experts feel that the Gawlis have no choice but to stay, since they have pledged their support in writing. “As a mark of protest, she can quit the chairmanship of the health committee, but then it would be a major loss to Gawli as quitting the ruling alliance would disqualify her from her post of corporator,” said a senior politician from Sena.
Geeta said that while proposals worth crores were being passed, none of the health committee’s proposals have been acknowledged by the Sena leaders in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
“I don’t understand how to work and what to do when none of my projects are moved. I am planning to resign from the post and may quit from the ruling front,” said Geeta.
“I had suggested projects for municipal hospitals with Rahul Shewale (standing committee chairman) and Mayor Sunil Prabhu, which have not been presented to the civic administration by the ruling front. Whenever I discuss the proposals, they show that they agree with my idea, but I keep waiting. It’s been almost six months and nothing has happened,” said Geeta, who had proposed schemes like health care insurance, new ambulances and bringing new software for the civic hospitals to maintain patients’ records.