Published On : Sat, Mar 16th, 2013

“BJP is busy praising itself but that did not help in the growth and development of the city” says Vikas Thakre

Nagpur News: Leader of opposition and senior Congress corporator Vikas Thakre termed Bharatiya Janata Party’s one year in Nagpur Municipal Corporation led by mayor Anil Sole a complete failure on all fronts. Thakre told reporters here on Friday that the BJP ruled NMC failed to provide round-the-clock water supply even in Dharampeth zone where it had launched the pilot project. “Actually water tankers have been deployed in many areas in the zone,” he claimed.

Condition of city roads has gone from bad to worse at many places, thanks to callous, casual and negligent attitude of BJP that failed to keep NMC Public Works Department in check. As a result, most roads had developed potholes, he added.

Another major failure of the ruling party was to improve education in NMC run schools. He smelt a rat in this too. “The party is waiting for the schools to shut so the places could be used for commercial purposes,” Thakre charged. Thakre pointed at poor city bus service as another area of failure. “Buses do not follow time table, nor are they cleaned and maintained properly,” he said.

BJP is busy praising itself but that did not help in the growth and development of the city, Thakre said. “This will definitely hamper the growth of Nagpur. The BJP should wake up and work for the betterment of city instead of celebrating one year in office,” he said.

Ruling party leader Pravin Datke defended the BJP performance and claimed that when Thakre was mayor he had done nothing for city’s development. “It is because of its work that BJP retained power in the corporation,” he said.