Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik brought the concerns and issues of PAPs in Navi Mumbai for a half hour debate in the on-going Maharashtra state assembly session. Only selected issues are taken up in the half an hour debates. In a very aggressive attack on the Fadnavis government, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik exposed all flaws of the PAPs policy being implemented by the state government in Navi Mumbai and demanded that corrective steps be taken.
“MAKE A SEPARATE POLICY FOR PAPs IN NAVI MUMBAI, THANE AND PANVEL”
Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik pointed out that the PAPs in Navi Mumbai have been “affected” twice – once by CIDCO and once by MIDC. He said that taking into lieu the dynamics, a separate policy must be made for PAPs in Thane, Navi Mumbai and Panvel. Start to 00:56
Speaking exclusively to NMTV at Vidhan Bhavan later, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik said that Navi Mumbai PAPs need an independent policy that addresses every core issue.
“DEFINE IN WRITING THE PURPOSE OF SURVEY & GUARANTEE THAT 100% PAPs HOMES WILL BE REGULARIZED”
It may be recalled that the state government has started a survey that was opposed by sections of PAPs in Navi Mumbai, who even boycotted the Lok Sabha elections terming the policy as not being transparent. Raising this concern of PAPs, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik said that the state must put into writing the definition of legal and illegal, issue property cards and guarantee in writing that the homes of PAPs across gaonthan areas and gaonthan expansion schemes will be regularized. Speaking to NMTV, he pointed out that the demands of all NGOs working for PAPs are the same.
“SURVEY SHOULD BE DONE FOR GOANTHAN AREAS & GAONTHAN EXPANSION SCHEME (GES)”
The MLA has demanded that the survey should be done for Gaonthan and Gaonthan Expansion Scheme areas.
“STATE MUST FORM AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PAPs SCHEME AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH PAPs”
The MLA demanded that the state must draft an-inclusive PAP scheme that mentions all details of the on-going survey and makes the process transparent to win the PAPs trust.
“MINISTER YOGESH SAGAR ASSURES TAKING INTO CONSIDERRATION ALL NAVI MUMBAI PAPs DEMANDS TO MAKE ALL INCLUSIVE PAP POLICY”
In his reply, Minister of State for Urban Development Yogesh Sagar said that the demands made by Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik will be addressed. Pointing out that he has been witness to how Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik has taken up the issue of PAPs continuously in the state assembly, he assured the upcoming PAP policy will include all points raised, and if need be a meeting with PAPs will be held too.
Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik said that the anger of PAPs has reached such levels, that if this time the state government fails to keep the assurances made in the assembly session, PAPs will launch a massive protest.
Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.