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BJP-Sena show clout by halting Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) hearing

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 8:39am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

  • Pune- Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)- Party workers from BJP and Shiv Sena stalled hearing for the old city development plan for the second time on Monday dna Correspondent dna

Pune: After showing their might at the Lok Sabha elections, the party workers of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena showed their unity by stalling the hearing of suggestions and objections on the development plan by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for the old city limits on Monday. 
This is the second time in a month that the hearing has been postponed. Earlier in the first week of May, the hearing was postponed and rescheduled for May 19. On Monday morning, when a large crowd of citizens had gathered at the PMC’s main building for the hearing on suggestions and objections on the Development Plan, party workers of the BJP and Shiv Sena barged into Wadke hall, where the hearing was going on and halted the hearing.
Local BJP leader Ujwal Keskar said, “There are several flaws in the development plan and many citizens have registered their suggestions and objections. The committee set up for the hearing of suggestions and objections will be hearing all citizens but not all citizens have been communicated about the hearing.”
Keskar also said that the leaders of the BJP and Shiv Sena also discussed the issue of road widening with the committee following which the committee members asked the PMC administration to give a presentation on widening of various roads. “There are several mistakes in the development plan which includes printing mistakes and wrong figures. Therefore, we demanded that the civic administration prepare a docket with the mention of all mistakes presented before the committee.”
Bapu Karne, standing committee chairman and member of the committee for public hearing on the DP said, “We had a discussion with the agitators and the public hearing will continue from Tuesday afternoon.”

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