Does the city need a Mayor when the post is mere symbolic with no real powers to the person who occupies the chair? It is just a tradition that is being followed from the British Raj and we need to scrap it than keep this tradition going which has no meaning apart from spending citizens money on the perks being given to the person occupying the chair like an all expanse paid bungalow, servants, cars etc.
Also, Assembly is more important than Corporation and the dual power centre only causes disputes and mismanagement as many important decisions are tossed like a tennis ball on each other’s domain of work. We need an electoral system where Assembly and Corporation is merged and we have a single decision making body that would take care of the rights of the people without being biased. We need minimum power centres in a democracy for it to be effective to take the nation forward to the path of progress and development.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)