Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday mentioned the Bombay Excessive Courtroom’s choice to remain development of the Metro automobile shed in Kanjurmarg right here is “unlucky”, and that the mission is a matter of growth of Mumbai and Maharashtra.
Speaking to reporters right here, Raut launched a veiled assault on the BJP, accusing the opposition of making hurdles within the growth of Maharashtra because the celebration just isn’t in energy within the state, and mentioned there was a “conspiracy” to not permit the MVA authorities to work within the curiosity of individuals.
He, nonetheless, mentioned Maharashtra or its folks can’t be “troubled” for lengthy.
“No politician goes to assemble his/her bungalow or farmhouse on the Kanjurmarg land. It is a matter of growth of Mumbai, Maharashtra and finally of the nation. It’s unlucky if such a call has come on this case,” the Rajya Sabha member mentioned.
The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday stayed the order handed by Mumbai suburban district collector allotting 102 acres of salt pan land in Kanjurmarg space right here for the development of an built-in metro automobile shed.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni additionally restrained the authorities from finishing up any development work on the mentioned land.
The Centre and the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities are locked in a tussle over possession of the land earmarked by the state for setting up the automobile shed depot which was earlier deliberate at Aarey Colony, a inexperienced belt in suburban Goregaon.
The earlier BJP-led authorities within the state had determined to assemble the automobile shed for the Mumbai Metro line three at Aarey Colony, regardless of opposition from environmentalists and activists to the huge tree-cutting for the mission.
The current Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA authorities — comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress — just lately took a call to shift the automobile shed from Aarey to Kanjurmarg.
Raut mentioned the earlier Devendra Fadnavis authorities within the state was to assemble a housing mission for police and weaker sections on the Kanjurmarg web site involved.
“Which means the land belongs to the (state) authorities, isnt it?” he requested.
“…however what has occurred out of the blue, it appears there may be some conspiracy to see that the Maharashtra authorities just isn’t allowed to hold out work within the curiosity of the folks or growth,” the Shiv Sena”s chief spokesperson mentioned.
He mentioned there are lakhs of different instances to which the judiciary ought to pay its consideration.
Referring to experiences of a Sikh preacher committing suicide (in reference to farmers” agitation), Raut mentioned the Centre and judiciary ought to look into such issues.
“Individuals now have doubts of their minds whether or not such choices (on automobile shed mission) are coming as a result of there isn’t a BJP authorities in Maharashtra,” he alleged.
After the HC”s choice, BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday requested the state authorities to surrender its “ego”.
When requested about it, Raut quipped that the definition of “ego” must be checked now.
The place is ego if the Aarey forest and animals there are saved by shifting the automobile shed mission to Kanjurmarg? the Shiv Sena chief requested.
“It (to avoid wasting the forest and wildlife) is a nationwide obligation. It’s the programme of the Centre to avoid wasting tigers, jungle, birds and rivers. It’s the programme of the Centre, of the Narendra Modi authorities,” he mentioned.
Regardless of the efforts to avoid wasting the forest, the opposition in Maharashtra is “creating hurdles” within the work, which isn’t within the curiosity of Maharashtra and the folks, he mentioned.
“The courtroom ought to have understood this,” Raut mentioned.