The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today approached the Konkan divisional commissioner opposing the move by some of its corporators to register themselves as a separate unit.
As per the post election procedure, every party has to register itself as a group with a list of corporators with the divisional commissioner.
Sources in MNS as well as BJP MP Kirit Somaiyya claimed that six MNS corporators have decided to defect from MNS and form a separate group to support ruling Shiv Sena.
This would strengthen Shiv Sena's position in BMC, which has been under pressure from BJP - the party having few corporators less than the ruling party.
MNS general secretary Shirish Sawant today wrote a letter to Konkan divisional commissioner urging to give MNS a hearing before taking any decision on the six corporators' letter.
Sawant has also written a letter to anti-corruption bureau requesting an investigation of the six corporators' assets and its source.
He has claimed that the six corporators have been lured with promises; hence a thorough investigation should be carried out, Sawant said in his letter.
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