Husbands of 10 corporators in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are in fray for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, which are set to witness an interesting contest between relatives and among political dynasties on several seats.
A civic body corporator and her husband were arrested from their residence in Mahim area for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a person, who runs an NGO in the city, a top ACB officer said.
Setting aside an order of the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Housing Societies granting `deemed conveyance` to Campa Cola societies at upscale Worli here, Bombay High Court on Tuesday referred the matter back for fresh hearing.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC on Monday questioned the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s move to target the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai, when there were 56,000 other illegal buildings in the city.
After three days of stiff resistance, the residents of Campa Cola compound in south Mumbai on Monday opened the gates of their compound, letting in civic officials to disconnect water, gas and electricity supply to 96 illegal flats in the plush complex.
Holding their ground, defiant Campa Cola residents denied entry to Mumbai civic officials to cut off water and power supply to illegal flats for the second day on Saturday even as the authorities filed a police complaint against the occupants for obstructing them in discharge of their duties.
As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started the process to evict illegal flats of the Campa Cola Compound, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday sympathised with the affected residents, but said that the government cannot intervene since the matter is in court.
The residents of Campa Cola society on Friday got breather of one more day as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, after trying hard the entire day to get inside the premises peacefully and to demolish the illegal flats here following as per the Supreme Court order had to return back, saying that they will return tomorrow and may also use force if need.
Giving a temporary relief to the residents of Campa Cola society, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday deferred the demolition work of the illegal flats till Friday, due to the sudden demise of a resident here.
A 14-member committee headed by BMC commissioner has been entrusted with the task of preparing a new comprehensive law to stop illegal structures from proliferating in urban areas, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told the Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will on Wednesday evict the residents of Campa Cola Housing Society in Mumbai, a day after the Supreme Court dismissed a fresh plea against the demolition of the compound.