Team Mangalorean - Suburban
Mangalore: Mayor Gulzar Banu has clarified her stand in the matter of reports saying that she had asked the city corporation commissioner to keep her posted in advance about the raids that the officials were planning to conduct on unauthorized trading establishments.
While it was understandable that as the first citizen she was entitled to knowing the developments within the city body she heads, it was being wrongly portrayed in certain circles that she wanted to know in advance to give benefit to certain sections of the people. That in fact questioned her personal integrity, said sources close to the mayor.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Suratkal sub-office of the MCC on Wednesday, she said that if she was not informed of such raids in advance, an awkward situation would arise when she had to hear about them either from the public or from the media much after they take place.
Mangalore: Mayor Insists on Prior Intimation before Raids by MCC Officials