Printed: June 29, 2020 11:43:21 am
The Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s remarks on the necessity to decongest Mumbai, saying if good cities like Mumbai and Pune are created in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the inhabitants density of the nation’s monetary capital will naturally come down.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ claimed that almost 1.50 lakh migrant labourers, who went to their native locations throughout the lockdown, have returned to Maharashtra as they “would not have any work” again house.
Mumbai has been considerably contributing to the nationwide treasury, but it surely has “not obtained the due share of monetary help from the Centre” within the battle towards COVID-19, it claimed.
Gadkari final month mentioned there’s a have to decongest Mumbai because the densely populated metropolis is dealing with “disastrous penalties”, referring to the mounting coronavirus circumstances.
In response, the Sena on Monday mentioned, “Should you create good cities like Mumbai and Pune in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the inhabitants density of Mumbai and Pune will come down naturally. Jobs needs to be created in these states first.”
Gadkari’s issues will robotically be addressed if these states create increasingly more infrastructure, the Marathi publication mentioned.
“Practically 1.50 lakh migrant labourers have returned to Maharashtra once more throughout the lockdown interval. They don’t have any work of their native states. The rationale behind it’s that improvement has not reached these states, it mentioned.
Some seven to eight lakh migrant staff went again from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha (throughout the lockdown), it famous.
“Practically three lakh left from Pune and now they’ve began coming again. That is what’s rising the burden on Mumbai and Pune, the Uddhav Thackeray-led celebration mentioned.
“It clearly signifies that starvation is prevailing over the coronavirus menace. Individuals are keen to take the danger and are travelling in quest of jobs, it mentioned.
The Union authorities launched the ‘Good Metropolis’ mission in June 2015, however how a lot of it has truly materialised in so a few years? the Sena requested.
“Mumbai has taken the burden of the countrys inhabitants and is considerably contributing to the nationwide treasury, but it surely didn’t obtain the due share of monetary help from the Centre within the present battle towards the COVID-19 pandemic,” it mentioned.
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