MUMBAI: Maharashtra Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Saturday has expressed sympathy for the Shiv Sena MPs, who had protested against the substandard quality of food served at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi.
Bhujbal, whose department is responsible for maintenance of the guest house, blamed Resident Commissioner Bipin Mallik for the ‘mess’. He also claimed that he had apprised Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of the pathetic conditions at the newly built plush guest house.
“Mallik is responsible for the situation. He did not allow contractor Avinash Chamankar inside the Maharashtra Sadan to carry out the necessary work,” said Bhujbal, a former Shiv Sainik.
Replying to Bhujbal’s allegation, Chavan said that a lot of work at the guest house was yet to be completed. “The Resident Commissioner has complained that the contractor’s work was not up to the mark. I will call for a joint meeting to address the issue soon,” Chavan said.
Meanwhile, BJP MP from Mumbai North-East Kirit Somaiya alleged that Bhujbal had a nexus with Chamankar. “He (Chamankar) constructed Bhujbal’s bungalow in Nashik,” he said.