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Mumbaiites want greater say in city's governance

People have little faith in political parties and are demanding a greater say in the way their city is being run.

mumbai Updated: Nov 25, 2011 00:59 IST
HT Correspondent

People have little faith in political parties and are demanding a greater say in the way their city is being run.

The second part of the HT-C Fore survey, conducted to gauge the voters' mood ahead of the civic polls scheduled in the first week of February, shows that Mumbaiites are so fed up with civic governance that 86% of the respondents are willing to place their trust on citizen candidates or a Chief Executive Officer to run the city.

Only 14 % of the people surveyed believe political parties could do the job, and 62% suggest an alternative form of civic governance through a directly elected mayor with more powers to run Mumbai.

The civic body should ensure more citizen participation in governance, feel 88% of the respondents.

Political analysts said the findings show people are unhappy with the state of basic amenities such as roads and drinking water.

"The survey points to frustration among citizens over city governance and political leadership," said Uttara Sahasrabuddhe, political analyst and associate professor at civic and politics department, Mumbai university.