MLA Sandeep Naik was back in the city in the midst of the ongoing Nagpur session to chair the weekly Standing Committee meet. We caught up with the young MLA on the first question that he raised as a legislator in the Nagpur session on the issue of contaminated gutkha and adulterated tea powder. MLA Sandeep Naik has been busy attending the assembly sessions in Nagpur and working on raising issues of Navi Mumbai at the state level. In the midst of his hectic schedule, the young MLA was back in the city to ensure that the Standing Committee meet of NMMC was held as per schedule. MLA Sandeep Naik’s enthusiasm to waste no time to begin public work as a legislator was evident as the NMMC placed its first proposal of utilizing MLA funds of Ganesh Naik to buy five ambulances for Navi Mumbai. According to the proposal, the NMMC will purchase 5 ambulances at a total cost of Rs. 43 lakhs 2 thousand 170 from the MLA funds of State Excise and Non Conventional Energy Minister Ganesh Naik. The proposal was welcomed by all the members of the Standing Committee. Committee member Sudhakar Sonawane praised the initiative of State Minister Ganesh Naik and said that they looked forward to more such initiatives for betterment of citizens’ facilities and development work from both the city MLAs Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik. On the other hand, MLA Sandeep Naik informed that he too is awaiting allocation of MLA funds for new MLAs in the next budget of the state to begin work and instructed the administration to float a maintenance policy for ambulances and prepare a system to make the ambulances available for the needy people. Speaking to NMTV News, MLA Sandeep Naik shared an insight on the proposal and that members have instructed the administration to make a format and activate a toll free number where people can call for the ambulances. He further informed that as far as work from his funds are concerned; he too intends to do the required development work in his constituency with his MLA funds once they are allocated in the next budget of the state in March 2010. MLA Sandeep Naik made his debut in the Nagpur session by taking up the issue of contaminated gutkha and adulterated tea powder. Speaking to NMTV News, MLA Sandeep Naik informed that the magnesium carbonite used to contaminate gutkha is injurious to health. He said that not only is it important to bust the racket at its root but it’s also important that the state perform a check up of citizens in the affected areas. MLA Sandeep Naik has earned made the office of the Chairman of the Standing Committee at NMMC all about the public. Evidently, citizens of Navi Mumbai have a lot of expectations from his new innings as a MLA and if his past record of public work is anything to go by, citizens of Navi Mumbai will definitely not be disappointed. With Managing Editor Zeba Warsia, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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