SENA DARES NCP TO DEMAND CID INQUIRY
CBD BELAPUR: The Shiv Sena has come down hard on the NCP, following a morcha organized by the NCP to guardian minister Eknath Shinde’s house on Saturday. It has dared the NCP to demand a CID inquiry into the construction of the illegal structures and blamed the Naiks.
On Saturday, NCP MLC Vidya Chavan led the morcha of some Digha residents to Shinde’s house. She had alleged that NMMC opposition leader Vijay Chougule was responsible for the demolition of the houses, claiming the person behind the PIL is his man. Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik joined the protesters. Political observers were surprised that Sandeep Naik, who is the local MLA, did not lead the morcha.
Speaking at a press conference, Chougule said, “For 15 years, the Naiks were in power as guardian minister, MP and MLA and also the ruling party in NMMC, when the buildings came up. Didn’t they see the buildings come up then? Why didn’t they take immediate action and save the hard-earned money of the poor homebuyers?”
He said, “The local MLA would call up officials and ensure that any structure of the opposition members would be brought down immediately. Why did he keep quiet on these illegal buildings coming up.”
Blaming NCP leaders for the demolition of the buildings, Chougule said, “The petitioner in the case is a Congress spokesperson, a party which is an ally of the NCP in the city. Why didn’t the Naiks not do anything to prevent the case?”
Chougule said, “I dare Sandeep Naik to demand a CID inquiry in the assembly in the Digha buildings issue to find out who is responsible for the construction.” Dismissing the Sena allegations, Sandeep Naik, in a statement, said he has taken up the Digha issue in the house and discussed it with the chief minister.