BMC is the richest corporation in the country and its yearly budget runs into several thousands of crores of rupees. However, corruption rules roost in the system and the money collected by way of various taxes is not optimally spent by our corporators be it from the ruling or opposition party in the Corporation from the funds allotted to them for the said purpose. Roads in Mumbai are in poor condition often dug up for one reason or the other, the sewage system leaks at all times, garbage disposal system filthy and stinky and the civic problems are multi-fold.
Citizens should exercise their votes in the coming BMC elections judicially and make every vote count. People should come out in large numbers and vote for educated honest candidates who can be trusted upon to bring a change to the city. Citizens should not get lured by money, lavish parties thrown by candidates and freebies distributed by them but vote on merit. A person who does not vote is an idiot’ is an famous proverb and one needs to vote to fight for your rights and betterment of the city.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)