Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, while inaugurating two new metro rail lines here on Saturday, taunted the BJP and the central government over issues like GST compensation and pending clearances for state projects. Thackeray inaugurated the Mumbai Metro lines 2-A and 7, which connect the western suburbs of Andheri and Dahisar.
“There are some people who think that I am taking away their credit for Metro. I am ready to give credit. If you love Mumbai, then why is the state government’s proposal to build a carshed for Metro-3 on Kanjurmarg blocked?” “We are demanding land for a pumping station in Mumbai, but it is being denied to us. I have inaugurated it. GST building today. Maharashtra generates the highest amount of GST in the country,” the chief minister said without naming the BJP. But our arrears are not paid on time. We are not begging, we are claiming part of our tax, and it is being denied forever, “he said.
Ongoing metro rail projects in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune were announced and started between 2014-19 when the BJP and Thackeray-led Shiv Sena alliance was in power. After the 2019 elections, the army has joined hands with the NCP and Congress to form a new Maha Bikash Aghadi (MVA) coalition government in the state. He added that people had seen “how the trees were cut down in the Aarey Colony at midnight.” “I do not want any development at the cost of the environment,” Thackeray added. The previous BJP-led government’s decision to set up a car shed for Mumbai Metro Line 3 was opposed by environmental groups in the jungle area as it cut down hundreds of trees. The Thackeray government later relocated the site to Kanjurmarg, but it became embroiled in a legal dispute.
“A new epidemic has broken out in Maharashtra. They (BJP) say you did nothing, or what has been done is our (BJP’s) achievement. Even if we do something, they will cry for corruption without proving the allegations.” Thackeray further said. There is no need to pay attention to such people because it is difficult to find a “remedy” for their “symptoms”.
The chief minister, who underwent spinal surgery last year and faced BJP reprimand for working from home for several weeks, noted that “out of four events today, I personally attended two here and both belonged to the department under Shiva. Army. . ” “I attended the other two events online, and both were related to the NCP. Some people may misinterpret it because everything is not right in the MVA. I assure you that we are moving in the right direction,” the chief minister said.
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