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Shiv Sena & BJP fight over credit on Mumbai coastal road project

Centre’s approval for the 35-km long coastal road connecting north and south Mumbai, has resulted in both the ruling parties in Maharashtra- BJP and Shiv Sena- claiming credit for the project.

While the Sena says that the project was envisaged by it, ally BJP maintains that it is the Central government led by Narendra Modi that has granted crucial approvals.

“We should be credited for the completion of the project and for bringing a smile on the faces of people and we will definitely take this credit,” the Sena said today in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

“It was the Shiv Sena that first announced the coastal road project. We even held detailed discussions with experts to understand how our dream could come true.

“This project needs to be completed by the state government with the help from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). This will be possible only when the Centre is ready to chip in whenever required,” it said.

This project would not have got an approval without the consent of the Environment Ministry that is in control of the BJP. Nobody should try and take unnecessary credit for the coastal road project as it is our party that is ruling at the Centre. Let the people decide who should get the credit,” Khadse said yesterday.

Earlier, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray had said that the approval has been received after Shiv Sena MPs sat outside the Parliament demanding clearance.Coastal road

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