Kamat seeks CM's intervention in recreation ground issue

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Mumbai, Nov 23 (UNI) Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Gurudas Kamat has sought Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's intervention to halt ''attempt by the Shiv Sena and BJP to takeover all open spaces in Mumbai''.

The ruling Shiv Sena-BJP combine in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation yesterday passed the care-taker policy regarding open spaces in the city, despite stiff opposition from the Congress and NCP corporators.

According to the policy, the care-taker of an open space can construct on 25 per cent of the land and keep the remaining land open.

In a release issued here today, Mr Kamat urged Mr Deshmukh to give necessary directions to municipal commissioner Jairaj Phatak to keep the policy of handing over recreation grounds and playground on caretaker basis on hold till detailed discussions are held with elected representatives.

Mr Kamat also appealed the legislators of Mumbai to take up this issue with the Chief Minister.


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