Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: In a ray of hope for the Campa Cola building residents, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said he was open to solutions on the issue within the ambit of Constitution and law.
Chavan, however, said that the state government will not intervene in the Campa Cola building issue as the Supreme Court has not given any relief to residents of the society against demolition of their illegal flats.
"The government is unable to provide relief to the Campa Cola residents as the Supreme Court has refused to grant any relief to the residents who had moved the court against their eviction," Chavan told reporters.
The residents of the Campa Cola building, located in suburban Worli, face the threat of losing their homes after living there for years as the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected their plea seeking a stay on the demolition of their flats till the court decides on their curative petition, which is to come up for hearing next month.
The apex court by its Nov 19, 2013, order set May 31, 2014, deadline for the owners of 96 unauthorised flats in the Mumbai-based Campa Cola Society to vacate their flats.
The Nov 19, 2013, order was passed after the apex court took suo motu cognizance of the newspaper reports that the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, in pursuance of the apex court`s earlier order of Feb 27, 2013, had moved in to demolish 96 flats of the Campa Cola housing complex.