Solidarity with Malala: PMC withdraws proposal
NCP corporators insisted on voting but the opposition was in no mood to listen as they raised slogans against Pakistan.
A motion moved by a PMC corporator at the general body meeting in November last year to express solidarity with Pakistan teen peace activist Malala Yousufzai was withdrawn on Monday after the opposition objected to it citing recent outrage against Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers and the treatment meted out to them.
The motion tabled by NCP corporator Ravindra Malwadkar came up for discussion and was opposed by MNS, BJP and Shiv Sena. NCP corporators insisted on voting but the opposition was in no mood to listen as they raised slogans against Pakistan. The NCP was forced to withdraw the proposal.
Meanwhile, the general body meet urged the civic administration to frame a policy for providing aid to building collapse victims and labourers killed while working at construction sites.
The elected representatives said the general body meeting decision to provide financial aid to the kin of Taljai building collapse victims was not implemented. They said most of them were labourers and poor. However, the civic administration clarified no such decision was taken.
The corporators said the civic body has been collecting and depositing one per cent cess on construction but the labourers in PMC are unable to benefit from the scheme.
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