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Shiv Sena asks Fadnavis to ensure Western Railway HQ is not shifted

Shiv Sena on Saturday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to ensure that the Western Railway (WR) headquarters is not shifted from Mumbai to Gujarat.

PTI| Updated: Nov 29, 2014, 17:55 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to ensure that the Western Railway (WR) headquarters is not shifted from Mumbai to Gujarat.

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, in a letter addressed to Fadnavis, said the demand of MPs from Gujarat to shift WR Headquarters from Mumbai to the neighbouring state is a conspiracy to weaken Maharashtra.

"Moves are afoot to shift the WR HQ from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. MPs from Gujarat have made such a demand. This is a conspiracy to weaken Maharashtra by shifting offices under the Centre's domain," Raut said.

The senior leader pointed out that three departments of RBI have been shifted to Delhi and important traffic in JNPT port has been diverted to Gujarat.

"Shiv Sena was formed to protect interests of an united Maharashtra and to ensure importance of Mumbai. Shifting even a single important office out of Mumbai will be an insult to the 105 martyrs of the 'samyukta Maharashtra movement'," the letter added.