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Shatru says demolition at home could be fallout of backing

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two days after the civic authority demolished parts of "illegal" construction at his residence, MP today suggested it could be a fallout of the support he extended to the party's veteran Sinha's stir for farmers in Satara.

The (BMC) had razed illegal extensions and constructions at 'Ramayana', the eight-storey residential building owned by the actor- politician on Monday.

"People are asking me if I am paying the price for politics based on facts, figures & truth & for supporting statesman Sinha's support to Satara farmers. I have no answer," tweeted.

"It could well be! Started with the removal of my security cover in .& now demolition at my residence. In all fairness, it cud also be a knee jerk reaction of after the tragic fire in some restaurants. If so, I welcome the reaction..hope continues..2," Sinha, who has had frequent run-ins with the leadership in recent times, said in another tweet.

said he was inspired by Narendra Modi's stress on Swachhata (cleanliness) and toilet construction. He said he got a toilet built on the terrace for people working in the building which did not find favour with civic body officials.

"I thought I am carrying message of swachhata and toilet building by constructing a toilet at my Mumbai home on the terrace for people working in the building which has been held as illegal and razed," Sinha told

According to a who supervised the demolition work, several extensions and alterations were made in the building, including two toilets and a pantry in the refuge area, a toilet on the terrace, an office and a 'pooja' (prayer) room.

All these were not in sync with the approved plan, he said.

Sinha, a two-time MP from Patna Sahib had redeveloped his bungalow a few years back and built the eight-storey building where he now lives with his family.

The notice for demolition came shortly after he supported Sinha's agitation for farmers in Maharashtra's Satara. Yashwant Sinha, a former Union minister, is also not on best of terms with the brass, and has been often critical of the Modi government's policies.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:16 IST