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Ajit Pawar pressured me to form panel to regularise illegal structures, says Prithviraj Chavan

MNS chief Raj Thackeray too slammed the state government’s move on Saturday.

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Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan Sunday criticised the Devendra Fadnavis government’s decision to regularise illegal structures in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Thane and other places, saying the move favoured builders and alleged that he too was under immense pressure during his tenure from NCP leader Ajit Pawar to form a committee to regularise the same.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray too slammed the state government’s move on Saturday.

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Chavan, during whose tenure the Sitaram Kunte committee was set up to look into the issue, said, “The decision will benefit the builders in a big way and not the common man as was being made out by the government… It’s an entirely wrong decision by the Fadnavis government.”

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Claiming he was under immense pressure during his tenure from Ajit Pawar to appoint a committee to regularise the illegal structures, Chavan said, “Three or four MLAs of NCP were threatening to resign over the issue of regularisation of illegal structures, especially in Pimpri-Chinchwad. After this, Ajit Pawar had put pressure on me to appoint a committee over the issue of regularisation of illegal structures. But I was not in favour of setting up of the committee. As per our information, builders were involved in most of the 66,000-odd illegal constructions in places like Pimpri-Chinchwad with blessings from some politicians.”

When contacted, Ajit Pawar said he would comment later.

Calling for a review of the decision, Chavan said his government was in favour of regularisation of minor violations by the common man. “We too were ready to take humanitarian view by regularising minor violations. But we were not in favour of those illegal structures set up by the builders,” he said.

First published on: 14-03-2016 at 12:59:24 am
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