NCP, OPPOSITION JOINED HANDS FOR THE CAUSE
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.”