Activists and party workers have accused Municipal Comissioner of the Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVMC), D Gangatharan, of misuse of power and outraging women’s modesty on duty.
Rita Sawariya, corporator of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), alleged that she was moved out of the Commissioner’s cabin. “He spoke in a rash manner to me and called a security guard to lead me out of the cabin. I was denied entry into the cabin after that,” she said.
The corporator said she had gone over to Commissioner to submit a letter regarding COVID-19 assistance. “But he refused to entertain me and said he will work on his own terms. He also said it was his decision whether or not to speak with me,” Sawariya said.
BVA partymen had earlier also alleged that the Municipal Commissioner had showed apathy in handling the COVID-19 pandemic crisis which led to rising cases in the district.
The Municipal Commissioner has been accused of not paying attention to quarantined patients and supplying essentials to the ones in need.