Municipality politics: MMC chief accused of dumping garbage on football ground

12 Jun 2019 07:27 PM

Opposition councillor and some locals have alleged that Mormugao Municipal Council has turned a play ground into the land fill site for garbage.

Chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar already facing a no confidence motion has refuted the allegations claiming some disgruntled opposition councilors are misguiding people.

Its BJP versus BJP councillors in MMC. A no-confidence motion was moved against Gaonkar who is backed by Mormugao MLA Milind Naik.

Now a councillor backed by Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has criticised council on the ground issue.

Some locals have also joined the protest. Locals have demanded that MMC should stop using the area as a garbage dumping site and take up a public beneficial project at the site.

MMC Chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar called the public woes false and says opposition councillors have misguided the people.

Gaonkar said that MMC had only dumped dry leaves and branches of trees that were trimmed during pre-moonsoon works.

Reporter: HIru Mahale | Desk: Sameep Narvekar | Editing: Jaidatt Dessai

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