After a overwhelming public response on the inaugural day of his drive “MLA at your doorsteps”, MLA Sandeep Naik toured Airoli city on the drive’s second day. NMTV Airoli Correspondent caught up with Sandeep Naik for this report. After meeting with NMMC officials, corporators, party workers and social workers at the ward office to brief about his vision as MLA, Sandeep Naik proceeded to visiting wards 8 to 19 of Airoli. Corporators of each ward joined him in their wards with residents and took him around the wards. The young MLA studied the status of on going work, the areas that need immediate attention, the government related work that need to be expedited from the office of NMMC, MSEDC, CIDCO, MIDC and other and gave out instructions and orders to the government officials accompanying him during the drive. Expectant and hopeful residents and social workers of the different wards who have seen problems meeting solutions after Sandeep Naik’s visits, briefed their MLA about the woes. The drive started early in the morning, the energetic MLA went on foot till late afternoon to ensure that he could reach out to maximum public everywhere possible. At the end of his drive, NMTV Airoli Correspondent caught up with Sandeep Naik on the purpose of these visits. Corporators Jabbar Khan and Sudhakar Sonawane termed this initiative of MLA Sandeep Naik to personally go to the public of each ward to tune public work as excellent and worth applauding. What did not go unnoticed however was that MLA Sandeep Naik skipped wards 13 and 17 of Airoli. These wards belong to NCP Corporators M K Madhvi and Vinaya Madhvi. Sandeep Naik got lesser votes in M K Madhvi and Vinaya Madhvi’s wards. Sources reveal that MLA Sandeep Naik did not want to visit the controversial wards of the corporator M K Madhvi – whose arrest in the Bhise scam had proved to be a major setback for NCP in the assembly elections. Meanwhile, residents of other wards of the city are now awaiting MLA Sandeep Naik’s drive to reach their wards in hope of getting their grievances addressed effectively. With bureau inputs, Arvind Mane for NMTV News.
January 5, 2009