Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has mentioned the Pune Police and civic authorities had been free to take motion in opposition to “unauthorised” hoardings from social gathering supporters that had come up in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad forward of his birthday.
The birthday greetings had been seen all through Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, wishing Pawar and Chief of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, who share a birthday on July 22, regardless of each leaders urging their supporters not to take action.
Pawar, who can also be the guardian minister of Pune district, mentioned he by no means requested the employees to place up the hoardings. “I’m a person who all the time abides by the principles. If these hoardings are unlawful, then involved officers from the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Company [PCMC], which is dominated by the BJP, ought to provoke motion instantly,” mentioned Pawar.
With the hoardings, supporters of the 2 leaders had been seen making an attempt to bask in a recreation of one-upmanship. Whereas the banners by BJP supporters and social gathering employees appeared to confer with Fadnavis because the “architect of latest Pune” and the “improvement man”, Pawar’s followers have propped billboards calling him an “administrator par excellence”.
The hoardings come forward of the civic physique polls due in February subsequent 12 months for which all main events are gearing up for a fierce struggle, particularly within the essential Mumbai, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Firms.
The competition has already heated up with Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole’s repeated declarations that his social gathering, regardless of being in an alliance with the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) within the State authorities, would go it alone.
Lately, Sena MP Sanjay Raut, too, had mentioned the Sena would win the mayoral submit within the PCMC — thought of Pawar’s bastion — by profitable 50 seats within the upcoming election.