Aditya Thackeray writes to Mumbai civic asking not to allocate more funds for projects

Former Minister of Maharashtra Aditya Thackeray suggested the BMC not to allocate more funds in the upcoming budget for the ongoing projects.

Mumbai,UPDATED: Feb 4, 2023 00:20 IST

In the open letter, Aditya Thackeray alleged the BMC of “financial indiscipline” and “administrative high-handedness”. (File Photo)

By Ritvick Arun Bhalekar: Former Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray, who is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, wrote to the BMC commissioner, suggesting restraining the new fund allocation in the budget of the municipal corporation.

In the open letter, the leader alleged the BMC of “financial indiscipline” and “administrative high-handedness”.

“In the past five months, voices from all political parties have brought up multiple issues with financial indiscipline and administrative high-handedness of the BMC, as there are no checks on the current opaque methods of operations in the BMC,” wrote the MLA from Wroli.

He said the allocation of the budget for new projects in the absence of elected representatives would be morally incorrect as there was no emergency-like situation in the state.

“Going forward in the absence of elected representatives, and having no emergency like Covid at hand, without the NDMA being in force, the BMC’s budget spending on new would be morally wrong and an insult to the democratic values of our great nation,” said the leader.

“My simple suggestion as a Mumbaikar to the BMC would be, for the budget, the administrator must go ahead with the establishment budget and funding the ongoing projects, but no new project can/must be taken up in the absence of Mumbai’s elected representatives- Corporators, Mayor and Heads of Committees,” he said.

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