UBT faction objects use of TMC headquarters by Shinde faction

Times of India | 1 week ago | 17-01-2023 | 04:50 pm

UBT faction objects use of TMC headquarters by Shinde faction

THANE: The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena has complained to the municipal commissioner about former Thane corporators from the Eknath Shinde-led faction using facilities at the corporation headquarters despite their tenure ending last year.The Sena (UBT) has appealed commissioner Abhijit Bangar to either stop this blatant misuse of civic machinery or allow the common citizens to also use the facilities at the civic headquarters.Former Thane corporator and Shiv Sena (UBT) district functionary Sanjay Ghadigaonkar said, “Former corporators from the Shinde-led faction are using offices assigned to the party including the Mayor’s office, his officials residence and even a few civic staff and machinery too. They seem to have forgotten that they are no longer office bearers and are common citizens now. How can the commissioner allow such activities to go on blatantly at the expense of the common tax payers?” he asked.Ghadigaonkar said they have now appealed to the administration to stop this ‘misuse’ within a week else allow citizens who are taxpayers of the city to also conduct meetings and functions in the headquarters free of cost.When contacted, commissioner Bangar said he has received the letter and said he will take appropriate action on the same. Observers said the development indicates a fresh possibility of a stand-off between the two factions of the Sena in Thane that are already at loggerheads over several issues including taking control of their vast network of shakhas in the city and suburbs.The Mumbai corporation had also recently witnessed similar drama after the Shinde group netas tried to take over the office designated for party use. The corporation had to eventually seal all the party offices later on causing unease among political parties.


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