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The Congress party which had been at log­ger­heads with the NCP over the past many years is now in al­liance with it and hence had been guarded in its re­ac­tion.

One of its cor­po­ra­tor had how­ever as re­ported in the Hin­dus­tan Times ear­lier said that the en­tire episode could have been han­dled bet­ter.

Congress cor­po­ra­tor He­mangi Son­awane had said, “The projects listed un­der the smart city pro­posal are all present in the city. We needed more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­posal.”

She had added, “I think the mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner should have been al­lowed to speak. It would have helped us understand the project bet­ter.”

Son­awane added, “Also in­stead of re­ject­ing the pro­posal out­right, we should have stud­ied it a bit more and sug­gested changes be­fore tak­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion.”

The smart city project

is worth Rs 8,000 crore and hence it would not have been right to sup­port or op­pose it in haste. We have over the past few days stud­ied the pro­posal and pro­posed works in de­tail and de­cided on our po­si­tion.

DASHRATH BHA­GAT, Congress Navi Mum­bai pres­i­dent

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