The atmosphere in Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees’ Co-operative Bank is turning steamy, politically. The elections for Board of Directors of the Bank are scheduled in the first week of May. Campaigning by the aspiring candidates has started gaining momentum. In all, four panels have jumped in the poll ring and leaving no stones unturned too woo the voters, the employees of NMC.
The four panels that are in the fray include Lok Kranti Panel, Tingne Panel, Rajesh Gavre’s Teachers-Employees Panel and Backward Class Employees’ Panel. The Lok Kranti Panel, it seems, has taken a lead in campaigning as the leaders of the Panel along with 5-6 dozen supporters took rounds of almost every NMC department and appealed the voters to make their panel victorious. The total number of voters stands at 5223 and the election will be held for 21 posts of Directors.
All the panels have got activated and doling out different promises of serving good in the midst of treats. The campaigning is going on since the past 15 days and will continue till the first week of May.
Interestingly, the scale of the excitement and vigour being displayed by the employees of NMC for election of Board of Directors if shown with same quality while carrying out official duties the local body would be on better terms in development and revenue front. At present, the cash-strapped NMC is finding it difficult to pay salaries on time. On the other hand, the dividend being paid to the voters (employees) on their shares in the Bank is also at lower side. This aspect is one of the hot topics being deliberated among the voters.
– RAJEEV RANJAN KUSHWAHA(firstname.lastname@example.org)