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Allow Ganesh pandals to erect mandaps: Sena to civic chief

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Attacking the BMC over reports of permissions being denied to Ganesh pandals to erect mandaps, the demanded today that Mehta ensure they get the civic body's nod.

A delegation, led by the party's in the Maharashtra Assembly, met Mehta at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters here and alleged "restrictions" were being imposed on mandals the way West Bengal government had done last during Durga Puja.

The government had last year reportedly imposed restrictions on idol immersion with being celebrated just a day ahead of on October 13.

The Ganeshotsav will be celebrated next month.

Party and other leaders accompanied Prabhu.

"The problems in granting permissions to Ganesh pandals should be resolved immediately. Permissions for erecting mandaps should not be denied," Prabhu said after meeting Mehta.

Parab added, "Restrictions are being imposed on mandals like Chief Minister had done during Navratri last year. A wrong message will be sent out if restrictions are imposed on Hindu festivals."

According to media reports, the BMC is denying mandals permissions for erecting mandaps this year.

Meanwhile, the delegation also urged Mehta to move a proposal in the civic body to exempt residences ad-measuring 500 sq ft to 700 sq ft each from property tax.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 21:40 IST