NCP, BJP fight to take credit for state de­ci­sion

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Manda Mha­tre was with the NCP ear­lier and hence her fol­low-up will also be con­sid­ered to be that of the NCP. JAYWANT SU­TAR, NMMC house leader

CBD BELAPUR: The an­nounce­ment by chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis that a GR will be is­sued to reg­u­larise houses of PAP built be­fore 2012 and that Cidco will be asked not to take ac­tion against them has led to a tug of war for credit be­tween the two MLAs of the city.

While Airoli MLA San­deep Naik of the NCP has claimed that the CM’s an­nounce­ment came fol­low­ing a call­ing at­ten­tion mo­tion moved by him, Belapur MLA Manda Mha­tre of the BJP said she had moved the mo­tion ear­lier.

Mha­tre said, “The chief min­is­ter said I had reg­u­larly been fol­low­ing up on the is­sue. I had moved the call­ing at­ten­tion mo­tion on the is­sue and the NCP’s mo­tion was in­tro­duced only Thurs­day.”

She added, “The NCP was in power all these years, with both NCP MLAs from the city, who did not suc­ceed in get­ting the or­der. While I had reg­u­larly taken up the is­sue when I was the MLC and even later, last year af­ter get­ting elected as MLA, I got the gov­ern­ment to de­cide on the is­sue and now the chief min­is­ter has him­self stated that a GR will be in­tro­duced.”

Mha­tre said, “I am glad that the long pend­ing is­sue has been re­solved. I will en­sure that they get full jus­tice and no need based house is de­mol­ished.”

The NCP through a press re­lease said that the chief min­is­ter’s state­ment had come af­ter Naik’s call­ing at­ten­tion mo­tion.

The re­lease claimed that Naik had taken up the is­sue of the PAP and stated that Cidco’s ac­tion against houses had led to the chief min­is­ters’ state­ment.

NMMC house leader Jaywant Su­tar said: “Manda Mha­tre was with the NCP ear­lier and hence her fol­low- up will also be con­sid­ered to be that of the NCP. The NCP has been de­mand­ing this reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion for years and work­ing hard for it. We will be fully sat­is­fied only when the GR ac­tu­ally come through.”

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