NCP, OP­PO­SI­TION JOINED HANDS FOR THE CAUSE

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DE­MO­LI­TIONS AF­TER THE HIGH COURT OR­DER

In Septem­ber 2015, the Bom­bay high court or­dered the de­mo­li­tion of 99 il­le­gal build­ings, in Digha. Since the ac­tion be­gan af­ter the court or­der, the three agen­cies started the de­mo­li­tion drive, ren­der­ing more than 200 fam­i­lies home­less

The drives were met with protests and res­i­dents re­fused to move out Of the 99 il­le­gal build­ings, 90 are on MIDC land and four on Cidco land. The court asked the Konkan di­vi­sion to hold an­other meet­ing with the plan­ning agen­cies to re­solve the ju­ris­dic­tion is­sue of the re­main­ing five build­ings.

The high court had also asked MIDC and Cidco to file crim­i­nal cases against those re­spon­si­ble for the con­struc­tion of il­le­gal build­ings In De­cem­ber, lo­cal cor­po­ra­tors Navin Gavte and Aparna Gavte met chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fadnavis in Nag­pur dur­ing the win­ter ses­sion of the As­sem­bly, ap­peal­ing him to in­ter­vene in the mat­ter.

The NCP cor­po­ra­tors were ac­com­pa­nied by Thane guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde, BJP MLA Manda Mha­tre,

NMMC Op­po­si­tion leader Vi­jay Chougule. No NCP leader was present with them in Nag­pur.

Mha­tre had said, “The high court, with re­gard to the so­lu­tion on the il­le­gal struc­tures, has said that if the state gov­ern­ment has any plans for th­ese con­struc­tions, then it should sub­mit the de­tails to the court.”

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