Pune: Inclusion of Pune in the proposed "100 smart cities", improving traffic and road transport infrastructure, resolving the garbage issue, cleaning of rivers, conservation of bio-diversity, slum rehabilitation, setting up 20-25 parking lots and developing electronic job exchange to provide employment related information... these are some of the promises made by BJP candidate Anil Shirole. Leader of the opposition in state legislative council Vinod Tavde released BJP's election manifesto for Pune on Monday. Election in-charge Pradeep Rawat, MLAs Girish Bapat, Madhuri Misal, RPI leaders Mahendra Kamble, Hanumant Sathe were also present at the event.
Shirole said that overall development of Pune city to make it a model city will be his priority, and he will try to resolve many of the issues faced by the city. He said that he will accord the highest priority to security and safety of women, and will ensure world-class infrastructure with respect to security at all public places. Shirole also mentioned that he will make educational institutions accountable for their actions.
Meanwhile, Tavde criticised the Congress-NCP government in the state and challenged chief minister Prithviraj Chavan to a debate on issue of development. Tavde raised questioned on the suicide of 10,000 farmers, price rise, growing unemployment, negligible irrigation in the state.