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NAVIN GAVTE, NCP cor­po­ra­tor

I was born and brought up in this re­gion. When the area faced a cri­sis, I set aside my po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion and met Raj Thack­eray, guardian min­is­ter Ek­nath Shinde, MP Ra­jan Vichare and chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fadnavis. The credit for the de­ci­sion should go to them all. We also re­ceived sup­port from NMMC Op­po­si­tion leader Vi­jay Chougule, MLA Manda Mha­tre and for­mer guardian min­is­ter and lo­cal MLA. There is an is­sue of four times penalty and who should pay it — the de­vel­oper or the res­i­dents. We will hold a meet­ing to dis­cuss it and pro­pose in­stal­ments for its pay­ment.

APARNA GAVTE, NCP cor­po­ra­tor

I had met ev­ery­one from the stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­per­son to mayor, mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner and the chief min­is­ter, ap­peal­ing for help. The chief min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion is the fruit of the ef­forts put in. We, Digha res­i­dents, had not cel­e­brated fes­ti­vals in the past four months. We will now cel­e­brate them all to­gether.

VI­JAY CHOUGULE, Op­po­si­tion leader, NMMC

Our leader Ud­dhav Thack­eray had seen on tele­vi­sion, the trauma that Digha res­i­dents were go­ing through and he had then asked the chief min­is­ter to take ap­pro­pri­ate steps to pro­vide re­lief to the Marathi peo­ple. Apart from th­ese ef­forts, we were fight­ing court bat­tles and bear­ing the cost of it. We are soon go­ing to cel­e­brate a vic­tory day. We will also raise funds to pay for the penalty for reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion.

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