Opp in BMC rejects rat cage proposal, alleges corruption

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Mumbai, July 9 (UNI) The Congress-led Opposition in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation today rejected a proposal to purchase rat cages for various wards, citing corruption in the proposal.

According to the proposal, the BMC would purchase as many as 10,000 rat cages worth Rs 652 each, to eliminate the rodent menace in various wards.

Congress corporator Vinod Shekhar showed a similar cage to the Standing Committee, which cost him Rs 250 and said, ''A single cage has cost me Rs 250 against the price of Rs 652, quoted in the proposal. This shows the level of corruption.'' Opposition leader in the BMC, Raj Hans Singh said it is the duty of the corporators to utilise the tax payers money properly rather than waste it.

Later, Standing Committee chairman Mr Ravindra Waikar said the proposal has been rejected and a fresh tender will be floated.


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