However, in an apparent change of stand, the Sena now says that the party wanted the reservation on the plot to continue.
Last week, Sena corporator Anant Nar 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 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"Moving amendment against reservation was flawed and in contravention to rules, but no senior leader opposed the move. We want an apology from Mayor and reversal of the amendment," opposition leader Ravi Raja of Congress told reporters Monday.
"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.
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 civic chief Ajoy Mehta to file FIR against officials for allegedly tampering his remarks on an official file.
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