Centre okays grants of over Rs 2 lk cr for development: MRCC chief

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Mumbai, Sep 26 (UNI) Emphasising the need for development of the commercial capital of the country, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) president Kripashankar Singh today said the Union Government had okayed grants of more than Rs two lakh crore for infrastructure projects.

In a formal chat organised by Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh with mediapersons here, Mr Singh said, ''Our main focus is to concentrate on the development of the city. Major works are on in full swing.'' He appealed to all the political parties to set aside their differences to make the metropolis a world class city in all aspects.

He said the MRCC had already sent a team, headed by four councillors, to Bihar with relief materials worth Rs 2.5 crore. The committee had also decided to adopt one village.

MRCC had also donated a cheque of Rs one lakh to the bereaved parents of Dr Chandrakant Patil, the resident doctor at King Edward Memorial Hospital here who had gone to Bihar with the relief team and lost his life there after being struck by a lightning. On being asked about the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's tirade against north Indians, Mr Singh said the matter is sub-judice and the court has directed the government to maintain law and order situation.

''The matter is in court, therefore, I cannot comment on it,'' he added.

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