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Under flak, Sena changes stand on Kurla plot

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Opposition parties in the civic body Monday slammed the for its bid to de-reserve a 200 square metre plot in suburban citing difficulty in removing encroachments.

Leaders of the Congress, SP and have accused Sena leaders and city of "conniving" with builders by seeking to de-reserve the said plot.

However, in an apparent change of stand, the Sena now says that the party wanted the reservation on the plot to continue.

Last week, had moved an amendment against the original proposal to acquire the plot reserved for a public ground, which was passed by a majority in the general body meeting.

The Sena is the ruling party in the 227-member (BMC).

"Moving amendment against reservation was flawed and in contravention to rules, but no senior leader opposed the move. We want an apology from and reversal of the amendment," of told reporters Monday.

Samajwadi Party (SP) said the Sena leaders wanted the plot to be transferred to builders by seeking to de-reserve it.

"It is the duty of the BMC to get rid of squatters from the plot and get it back, but they did nothing," he claimed.

said, "The Improvement Committee led by Sena's Dilip Lande had passed the proposal to de-reserve the plot. We want him to quit on moral grounds".

When contacted, a Sena leader said the party wanted the reservation to stay.

The BMC had drawn a flak earlier after it failed to acquire a 3.3-acre plot for a recreational ground in suburban Jogeshwari in July this year, prompting to file FIR against officials for allegedly tampering his remarks on an official file.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:55 IST