Cong de­vel­oped Navi Mumbai: Ashok Cha­van

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: It is the Congress, and not the Na­tion­al­ist Congress party (NCP), which is re­spon­si­ble for Navi Mumbai’s devel­op­ment.

This is what the state Congress pres­i­dent Ashok Cha­van said while ad­dress­ing a party work­ers’ meet at Vishnudas Bhave au­di­to­rium in Vashi on Satur­day.

“Since the ur­ban devel­op­ment min­istry was with the Congress when it was in power in state, it is the Congress and not the NCP that is re­spon­si­ble for the devel­op­ment of Navi Mumbai,” said Cha­van.

“We had sanc­tioned Rs1,500 crore for the city’s devel­op­ment. It was dur­ing the Congress ten­ure that the 2.5 FSI for di­lap­i­dated struc­tures was ap­proved,” said the for­mer chief min­is­ter, while re­leas­ing the party man­i­festo.

“The Cen­tre sanc­tioned Rs180 crore for slum devel­op­ment un­der the BSUP scheme how­ever the rul­ing party in the NMMC, the NCP, did not im­ple­ment it. The funds had to be re­turned to the Cen­tre,” he said. Cha­van slammed the NCP say­ing the prob­lems of traf­fic and park­ing in the city are a shame.

“The NCP has no time to work for the poor and hence they should not be given an­other op­por­tu­nity to rule Navi Mumbai,” he said.

At­tack­ing the Shiv Sena-BJP al­liance, Cha­van said: “The Shiv Sena-BJP did not have time for bhoomipu­jan of Babasa­heb Ambed­kar me­mo­rial on his birth an­niver­sary. The BJP has stalled the food se­cu­rity scheme of the Congress.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Congress leader Ashok Cha­van takes a photo at Vishnudas Bhave Au­di­to­rium in Vashi on Satur­day.

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