A unique protest was staged by activists Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Thursday morning over deputy civic commissioner Deepak Kurvekar’s absence from office for two months.
They had one of their men sit in Kurvekar’s chair wearing a donkey mask.
Rajesh Kadam, MNS president, Dombivli unit, said: “We have been complaining about Kurvekar’s absence and pursuing this issue with the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Commissioner Govind Rathod and his officers for two months. We had also submitted various applications. But when we saw we weren’t being taken seriously, we decided to protest.”
He said population of Dombivli is around three lakh, and daily hundreds of people visiting the office have been forced to return without any solution as there was no one to listen to them.
“Someone had to raise their voice, so we have. This is a soft protest by us. If we don’t see any change in the system within a week we will stage another protest and that will be MNS style,” warned Kadam.
Despite repeated calls to Rathod, he did not answer.