Mayor Sunil Prabhu’s hurt ego put the discussion of women corporators’ safety on the back seat.
Even as Congress corporators were trying to make a point over safety of women corporators on Thursday, Prabhu adjourned the general body meeting.
Reason: His name was missing from the invitation card of T2 terminal inauguration on Friday.
Shiv Sena corporator and leader of the house Yashodhar Phanse raised an issue about Prabhu’s name not being mentioned on the invitation card.
“The mayor is the first citizen of the city. Excluding his name from such a function is an insult,” said Phanse.
BJP leader Dilip Patel said that it was not only an insult to the mayor but to all Mumbaikars.
“The civic body should disconnect the water supply provided to the T2 terminal in protest,” demanded Patel, supporting the demand to adjourn the meeting.
Women corporators cutting across the party lines demanded to go ahead with the discussion but the mayor refused.
Saying that the name issue was more important than others, Prabhu adjourned the meeting. He said he would not attend the function. “I have mailed the governor and prime minister about the matter. This is an insult to the chair.”
‘Implement SC guidelines’
SP corporator Rais Shaikh said the mayor should implement the Supreme Court guidelines for dealing with sexual harassment of women at workplaces and form a committee to look into such cases. ”Since we are public servants, the guidelines applies to us too. He should investigate the issue of a woman corporator who got lewd calls and.”