India, Dec. 6 -- A game of one-upmanship between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has left a badminton court, built in Bibvewadi by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) by spending Rs 2 crore, lying unused for the past one year.

It was Asmita Shinde, the then MNS corporator, who took the lead to set up the sports complex, that took three years to build, and was inaugurated by her party chief Raj Thackeray in November 2016. The PMC-built multipurpose sports complex Shakuntala Shinde Krida Sankul was built at the open space of Yashwantrao Chavan middle school at Bibvewadi. The school is run by the municipal corporation.

As it was election year, the then municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar under his powers gave ...