Mundhe loses corporators’ trust but wins over Navi Mumbaikars

NCP-ruled NMMC passes no confidence motion against municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe by 105-6 votes

Mumbai: A no-confidence motion was on Tuesday passed by the corporators of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) against its commissioner Tukaram Mundhe.

The corporators who voted against Mundhe argued that he has failed to perform well in the civic body.

This is perhaps the first time in the history of the civic body that such a motion has been passed against the commissioner. The NMMC is controlled by the NCP.

Condemning the no confidence motion against the municipal commissioner, Preeti Menon, Aam Admi Party spokesperson, said, “Our party condemns the no confidence motion against Mundhe as it is a testimony to the fact that all the corrupt practices of all the parties have come under the scanner.”

The motion was passed with 105-6 votes at a special meeting summoned by the corporation. The meeting was chaired by city Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane. The motion would now be forwarded to the State government for its approval. Leader of the House, Jayant Sutar, tabled the proposal to pass the no confidence motion and justified the move by saying the commissioner has “failed to perform”.

“Mundhe has zero respect for corporators who are the elected representatives of Navi Mumbai. He believes only in bureaucracy and does not believe in democratic values at all. This is why no confidence motion has been moved against him,” said a corporator in the NMMC.

The BJP alone, however, opposed the motion and voted against it.

However, Mundhe, an IAS officer, received support from a section of the residents.

Mundhe was unavailable for a comment when contacted by FPJ.

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