Sanjay Raut vexed as Bombay HC stays metro car shed project

Mumbai, Dec 17 (UNI) Reacting on the Bombay High Court verdict of staying the land transfer and Mumbai Metro car shed works, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that “courts enter into any issues these days”.

He said that the Opposition BJP has politicized the issue of Kanjurmarg land, which was zeroed in on by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government for building the carshed.

The decision to shift from Aarey colony, the earlier proposed site for the project, was taken after huge protests from green activists, citizens and college students.

The protestors reasoned that for coming up of the carshed, several trees will be axed hence uprooting one of the last green covers of this urban jungle.

“The (Kanjurmarg) land belongs to Maharashtra. Where did these saltplan workers come from? The courts intervene into anything these days. The upper court grants bail to a murder accused man bypassing the lower court. The government is termed “illegal” when it takes action against unauthorized constructions. We have never seen such a judicial system,” Mr Raut tersely said while addressing mediapersons.

The Sena’s chief spokesperson also said that the Kanjurmarg land is required for the development of Mumbai and the country in general and “no politicians are going to build bungalows or farmhouses there”.

Expressing regrets over the verdict, he pointed out that the previous BJP-led government wanted to launch a housing project for the police and weaker sections, meaning the land belongs to the state government, so opposing such development projects can create anger among the people and add to their difficulties.

“The government also gets defamed and all this will increase the financial burden on the people. Whether the courts should fall into such matters, or deliver justice when lakhs of cases get only ‘tarikh pe tarikh’, farmers in Punjab are committing suicides, the courts and the Centre must concentrate on such issues,” he told.


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