Uproar in Maha Assembly over Mantralaya makeover scheme
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 19:17
  
Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice after Opposition Shiv Sena-BJP created uproarious scene while demanding a statement from Chief Minister Ashok Chavan over the Mantralaya makeover project.

Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse raised the issue after the Question Hour saying that Chavan had misled the House during his reply yesterday on the debate of budgetary provisions of the urban development department.

Khadse said as per the details received under the RTI Act, the PWD department had sent a proposal to the Union environment ministry that it wants to modernise and upgrade Mantralaya, seat of the state government under the provisions of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme so that it can get additional FSI.

Yesterday, Chavan had categorically stated that his government has not taken any decision on the proposed Mantralaya makeover project.

The Chief Minister had said that there are other means to get additional FSI. "Developing Mantralaya under SRA scheme is laughable," Chavan had said.

Khadse demanded strong action against the officials who prepared the proposal of classifying Mantralaya as a slum and redeveloping it under the SRA scheme.

"We have the proposal with us obtained through the RTI Act," he said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 19:17


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