Mangaluru, Mar 21, 2016 : As a reminder to Mangaluru City Corporation on its obligation to form ward committees, activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest outside its office on March 19.
They shouted slogans against the civic body for failing to constitute the committees. They questioned the intention of the corporation and councillors who were hesitating to form the committees as required by the law. They said that probably the councillors were scared that the formation of the committees would take away their importance and it would strengthen the civil society members in wards.
The activists said that though the council secretary of the corporation in a letter to the party mentioned that a three-member House committee with Lancelo Pinto (chairman), A.C. Vinayraj and Naveenchandra K. (members) had been constituted to take a decision, the letter did not mention anything about the decision taken by the committee.
The party some time ago, submitted a memorandum to the Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake to constitute the committees, and has been urging the same.