Belagavi: As announced by him a week ago, chairman of City Corporation’s Standing Committee Vinayak Gunjatkarlaunched his dharna at RPD Cross in Belagavi demanding the immediate removal of an illegal shed raised by Gomatesh Vidyapeeth, run by MLA Sanjay Patil. The City Corporation and district administration have failed to get the shed removed under pressure from the MLA for the last some time.

Questioning authorities for their failure to remove the illegal shed, he said, the government machinery was supporting the MLA even as his institute continues to have an illegal shed. He said, the district administration adnd corporation got several illegal structures removed in the city but could not remove the illegal shed of an MLA under pressure.

He called the failure of DC and other authorities to initiate action against Gomatesh Vidyapeeth as an insulting development and expressed shock over it. Gunjatkar was supported by several leaders in the dharna including former mayor Nagesh Sateri, Bolamall, Shankar Lagade and Tombare.

However, Corporation’s engineer R S Nayak assured protesters of removing the shed but Gunjatkar and company decided to continue with the dharna until their demand was met.