Congress city unit president Sanjay Nirupam today demanded dissolution of MCGM and resignation of its chief Ajoy Mehta for "failing" Mumbaikars on the potholes issue by "missing" the deadline to ensure smooth roads here.
"Despite the assurance that all potholes would be repaired, nothing has changed on ground as the civic body has failed Mumbaikars.
"Even though the deadline ended today, there are 4,000 potholes. There doesn't seem to be any work going on to repair them, which is an insult to Mumbaikars," he said.
Birupam demanded that Mehta step down immediately and that the civic body be dissolved.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is controlled by the saffron combine of Shiv Sena and BJP, who are looking for a comeback though their alliance is not finalised yet for the civic elections due early next year.
The issue of pockmarked roads in Mumbai has been raised aggressively by the opposition parties, including Congress and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
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