Remove Kalmadiís photos from offices: Mankar tells Cong leaders

The anti-Kalmadi wave is all set to hit city Congress once again. Party leader and former deputy mayor Deepak Mankar has decided to take on supporters of city MP Suresh Kalmadi by urging them to remove Kalmadi's photographs from the party office and deputy mayor office.

In a letter to city Congress chief Abhay Chhajed, Congress leader in PMC Arvind Shinde and deputy mayor Bandu Gaikwad, Mankar urged the party leaders to remove the photograph of Kalmadi put in their offices.

"Many party acivists have expressed their displeasure over Kalmadi photograph in party offices. Considering their feelings, I request you to remove the photograph of Kalmadi within four days and install photograph of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Otherwise party activists will remove the photograph of Kalmadi on their own," Mankar warned.

"In the previous civic polls, 28 corporators were elected on Congress ticket and all the office-bearers were given the posts by party. There has been no contribution of Kalmadi, suspended from Congress, in the party position in the civic body," he said.

"It is the insult of party and its activists to put photograph of Kalmadi in the office who have been suspended and is facing alleged corruption charges," Mankar said. Congress leaders have refused to comment. Last week, Mankar and Kalmadi had an arguement on taking up development projects in slum area of city.

Mankar, who was asked to step down from the post of deputy mayor, had expressed his desire to contest Lok Sabha polls.

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