Sena leaders have been expressing concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious bullet train project.
Mumbai: A day after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the bullet train project will be reviewed, the 02:03 03-12-2019 Sena highlighted that the party is not against development. Sena leader Sanjay Raut Monday said that the project is a “burden” on the people of Maharashtra, which is reeling under a financial crisis. Farmers in Palghar and Dahanu welcomed the move.
Sena leaders have been expressing concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious bullet train project. Mr Raut Monday told media persons, “The Sena is against imposing the burden of the bullet train project on the citizens of Maharash-tra. The financial condition of Maharashtra is very serious.”
Mr Thackeray had Sun-day night said that there will be no vendetta politics from their side. “I haven’t stayed the bullet train project like the Aarey car shed. Yes, the bullet train project will be reviewed though,” he had said.
Meanwhile, farmers and tribals in Palghar and Dahanu, who had been resisting the project over acquisition of their farming land, welcomed the move and appealed Mr Modi to scrap the project.
“We will take it in a positive way that at least the government addressed our concerns. Several farmers are on the verge of losing their livelihood, given the land acquisition for the project. Moreover, none of the gram sabhas had consented to the land acquisition and still, the NHSRCL officials were coming to survey our lands,” said Shashi Sonawane, member of the Bhumi Putra Bachao Andolan, an umbrella group of farmers who are against the bullet train project.