The ongoing tussle between the ruling Shiv Sena and opposition Congress intensified on Friday, soon after Ravi Raja, senior Congress corporator and Chief of Celebration (LoP) in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that he will file a petition in the Bombay Large Court demanding a stay on the proposed Rs 9.52 crore waiver to the Taj Mahal Palace Resort, Mumbai.
Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, around the Gateway of India in Colaba, has placed barricades on a portion of the highway and footpath outside the house its premises, citing safety motives following the 26/11 terrorist attacks in 2008. As a consequence, for procuring the general public area of the city, the lodge owed all-around Rs 10.18 crore to the civic human body.
Previously, on Wednesday, in spite of the sturdy objection of opposition leaders, the Shiv Sena-led BMC standing committee gave its nod to the waiver, which at some point led to enormous ruckus on the floor of the home.
“The opposition leaders have been not given any opportunity to discuss on Wednesday, inspite of our large objection versus the proposal,” Raja told the No cost Press Journal. “The proposal was passed arbitrarily and we will tactic the HC now due to the fact the proposal requirements to be stayed,” he additional.
In the meantime, Yashwant Jadhav, senior Shiv Sena corporator and standing committee chairman, urged the municipal main to draft a distinctive policy for the Taj Mahal Palace resort. Jadhav stated, waiving off the dues is wholly justified as Taj is one of the iconic landmarks of the town and safeguarding it is a responsibility of the civic body as effectively.
“Congress is applying its pressure methods on us. If they keep on to do so, then Shiv Sena will also not hold again,” Jadhav mentioned.
“The court docket experienced earlier directed the BMC to formulate a individual plan for Taj. Not next the orders would final result in the contempt of the courtroom,” Jadhav included.
In the meantime, Vinod Mishra, Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) corporator and group chief of the celebration in BMC, explained to the promises to file petitions won’t make difference except they are truly filed.
“Congress has been a silent witness to Shiv Sena’s corruption in the BMC. They are making an attempt to generate strain on Shiv Sena for their individual fascination,” Mishra said.