This could bring some relief to civic officials scared of being assaulted by political party workers.
Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday told his party’s corporators to “behave properly” with civic officials and to raise public issues in a democratic manner before the civic general body.
Thackeray was speaking at a meeting at the party headquarter, Sena Bhavan, at Dadar.
Sena corporator from Worli, Sanjay Agaldare, allegedly beat up a senior official from the hydraulic department of G-South ward in Parel in January.
An offence of causing injury to a public servant was registered at the N.M. Joshi Marg police station.
The Sena, notorious for vandalism, is now trying to change its image. “Thackeray told his corporators if they do not get a response from a civic official, they should write to the officer, but not misbehave.
“Uddhavji said if the official still ignores us then we should complain to the party leader in the BMC and he will raise the issue in the civic meeting,” said a corporator requesting anonymity because he is not authorised to speak about the meeting.
Thackeray also reviewed the work of Sena corporators representing areas between Dadar and Dahisar on Saturday. He will meet corporators from the eastern suburbs next week.
Corporators should publish their report cards and go to the public with them instead of depending on the municipal corporation’s public relations office, Thackeray said.