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Another fast begins at Azad Maidan

With Anna Hazare fasting at the MMRDA grounds for a strong anti-corruption ombudsman, a motley group in the city is also fasting to draw the state government's attention towards alleged corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

mumbai Updated: Dec 28, 2011 02:13 IST
HT Correspondent

With Anna Hazare fasting at the MMRDA grounds for a strong anti-corruption ombudsman, a motley group in the city is also fasting to draw the state government's attention towards alleged corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Over 50 volunteers of the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) began a three-day hunger strike at Azad Maidan on Monday demanding an independent or a CID probe into the tenders-awarding system of the BMC. They have also demanded a probe on the Sena-BJP combine, as, in the recent few meetings, the standing committee of the BMC has passed proposals worth crores of rupees within minutes.

"We have been wanting to take up this issue for a very long time, but the permissions materialised today," said Sadaf Aboli, president, MPYC.