Nagpur: The 18th State Mayors’ Conference will be held in Nagpur on October 27 at Vasantrao Naik Agriculture Research Centre (Vanamati). The conference is being held at the initiative of Nagpur Municipal Corporation and on the demand of Mayor Nanda Jichkar who is also Vice President of Maharashtra Mayors’ Council. Mayors across the state will attend the conference. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the event at 10 am.
The Mayor Nanda Jichkar, President of Maharashtra Mayors’ Council and Mayor of Brihan Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, President of Akhil Bharatiya Sthanik Swarajya Sanstha Ranjit Chavan and the Mayors of different cities including Thane’s Minakshi Shinde, New Mumbai’s Jaywant Sutar, Kalyan-Dombiwali’s Vinita Rane, Ulhasnagar’s Meena Aylani, Bhiwandi-Nizampur’s Javed Dalvi, Mira-Bhayander’s Dimple Mehta, Nashik’s Ranjana Bhansi, Malegaon’s Sheikh Rashid Sheikh Shafi, Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Raul Jadhav, Pune’s Mukta Tilak, Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad’s Sangita Khot, Solapur’s Shobha Banshetti, Kolhapur’s Swati Yevruje, Aurangabad’s Nandkumar Ghodle, Nanded-Waghala’s Sheela Bhawre, Akola’s Vijay Agrawal, Amravati’s Sanjay Narvane, Jalgaon’s Seema Bhole, Ahmednagar’s Surekha Kadam, Dhule’s Kalpana Mahale, Vasai-Virar’s Rupesh Jadhav, Parbhani’s Meena Warpudkar, Chandrapur’s Anjali Ghotekar, Panvel’s Kavita Chauthmal, will attend the conference.
On the occasion, a book “Sarathi” written by Laxmanrao Latke and Ranjit Chavan will be released at the hands of Chief Minister. After inauguration, the Mayors’ Conference will commence at 1 pm. The Mayors will hold wide-ranging discussions on various issues.
Projects in Nagpur:
A presentation will be made on different path-breaking projects being implemented in Nagpur. After the conclusion of conference, the Mayors would visit some of the projects of NMC.
The Ruling Party Leader Sandeep Joshi said the expenses of Mayors’ Conference will be borne by NMC.
No change in Mayor:
Meanwhile, rattled by the report published in Nagpur Today titled “BJP may replace Mayor, Varsha Thakre, Manisha Kothe in the race,” the City BJP President Sudhakar Kohale refuted the report and asserted that there is no move to make changes at all. “Whenever, the change will take place, the decision will be conveyed to all including media. We have already in possession of resignations of 108 Corporators,” Kohale said but avoided to reply whether the Mayot Jichkar will complete her tenure of two and a half year. “The party has two bosses and their decision will be final,” he said.
He further said, as the city is taking a giant stride in development, such situations arise. The differences in party, if there is, will be resolved soon. Report cards of all MLAs in city is very good. “The report card of each MLA and Corporator is self assessment,” he said.