Coming out in complete defense of the newly inaugurated Mumbai Congress office at the hands of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak said that since there was no structural change made in the renovation, hence the renovation work was in lieu with norms and there was no need for the civic body could to take any action. The Commissioner was clearing the air on some reports terming the inauguration as illegal. It maybe recalled that Congress President Sonia Gandhi unofficially commenced her party’s campaign for the coming Maharashtra Assembly polls on October 13 by inaugurating the renovated Congress Office in Mumbai, which has been named after late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This inauguration however, came under controversy when it was reported that the renovation work was illegal as the Congressmen had not taken requisite permissions for the same by MCGM. The reports specifically targeted the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. However, clearing the air on the controversy, MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak has said that the renovation work was carried according to procedures. He said that there was no structural change made in renovation and hence they would not take action. Criticizing the media for telecasting such reports, the commissioner said that if they do receive a written letter for objecting parties, then they would survey the structure. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
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