Somaiya comment vindicates our ‘graft in BMC’ stand: Cong

PTI | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 03:26 PM IST


Mumbai: Mumbai Congress on Friday said BJP MP Kirit Somaiya’s ‘Bandra Sahib’ comment has validated the party’s charge that the Shiv Sena-BJP-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is riddled with corruption and demanded police probe into the matter. Last week Somaiya had alleged that there was “a ‘ghotala’ (corruption) in every (civic) department and the BMC was in the “grip of a powerful mafia” being controlled by a “sahib from Bandra and his PA’.

However, the BJP Parliamentarian from Mumbai did not identify the persons he was referring to but his comment was seen as a veiled criticism of the Shiv Sena.

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam latched on Somaiya’s comment and demanded filing of an FIR against “the sahib of Bandra and his PA”.


“We have launched a series of initiatives that have exposed the murky world of corruption prevailing in the civic body. Now ruling party MP Kirit Somaiya has also corroborated our stand by saying BMC was in the ‘grip of a powerful mafia’,” he told PTI.

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Published on: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:16 AM IST