To express their frustrations over Congress leader Ravindra Dhangekar allegedly misbehaving with Nandkishor Jagtap, Chief Engineer of the Water Supply and Pumping Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), several engineers from the PMC staged a protest against such politicians who misbehave with the staff of the PMC.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Jagtap said, “This unfortunate incident happened on January 26 where Ravindra Dhangekar was fighting with me & other PMC officials. Therefore, a protest was staged by the PMC Engineers Association on January 29 (Monday) after which a case has been registered against Dhangekar.”
Jagtap further said that the PMC engineers have put forth some requests to the PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar, one of these being that the PMC engineers will not take part or be involved in the inauguration of projects. Another request is to form a legal department in the PMC & appoint an established lawyer for it.
As per information, on Friday, Dhangekar is said to have misbehaved with Nandkishor Jagtap for permitting the BJP to inaugurate the water tank in Ashanagar, Janwadi-Gokhalenagar, which was built by the initiative of former corporator of Congress party Datta Bahirat. Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra & Pune guardian minister, was scheduled to inaugurate the water tank but chose not to attend because of the controversy.
After Congress’s state leader Balasaheb Thorat was not invited to the event despite a resolution in the civic general body, the Congress was agitated. The local Congress leaders and party employees who objected to the official function had to be taken into custody by the police.