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Speak­ing on the smart city is­sue,

Sena leader Vi­jay Chougule said, “Though the pro­posal had been re­jected by the rul­ing party, we met the chief min­is­ter and got it through to the cen­tral gov­ern­ment. Hence, we have de­cided to call off the Navi Mum­bai bandh on De­cem­ber 18.”

He claimed,

“A lot of NCP cor­po­ra­tors too want the project to go through but can­not speak in the open.”

“One won­ders

why the NCP which had been in the fore­front of claim­ing credit for the smart city project all of a sud­den took a U-turn. Ob­vi­ously there is more to it than what is be­ing claimed,” said Chougule.

“Had they been smart,

they would have pro­posed changes to the pro­posal and passed it. It would have saved them from be­ing ex­posed and also eat hum­ble pie,” said Chougule.

All eyes are now

on the pro­posal be­ing once again brought to the gen­eral body meet­ing for dis­cus­sion fol­low­ing the chief min­is­ter’s or­der of sus­pen­sion of the pre­vi­ous re­jec­tion and the 30 days given to NMMC to have its say. The pro­posal has mean­while been sent to the cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

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