BJP has hidden agenda to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra: NCP

The NCP alleged that Fadnavis wants Modi to head a "civic authority" formed for the "development" of Mumbai city.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: December 9, 2014 8:08 pm
Fadnavis NCP alleged Fadnavis wants Modi to head a “civic authority” formed for the “development” of Mumbai city.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alleged on Tuesday that the BJP has a hidden agenda to separate the metropolis of Mumbai from the state of Maharashtra.

NCP spokesman Nawab Malik had also tweeted on December 7 that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to head a “civic authority” formed for the “development” of Mumbai city. This reveals the BJP’s “hidden conspiracy” to make Mumbai city a Centre-ruled state and take it away from Maharashtra.

“However, the NCP will not tolerate this geographical polarisation and if necessary launch an agitation to keep Mumbai an integral part of Maharashtra,” he said.

However, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted that the idea behind the civic panel headed by Prime Minister Modi is to facilitate “co-ordination” between various central Ministries and the state to develop Mumbai, which India’s financial capital into a “global commercial hub” by 2019.

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  1. H
    Dec 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    Mumbai will always be part of Maharashtra. Develop it? Yes. Separate from Maharashtra? NO WAY!!! No Maharashtrians will allow that to happen.
    1. Mahender Goriganti
      Dec 11, 2014 at 8:28 am
      Even if it is true, there is nothing wrong, and it will benefit Maharashtra and the mother India, because it can have its new capital elsewhere , means new development and prosperity.
      1. N
        Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm
        Pawar of NCP is a crook and a dangerous man. He wants to sow dissension between Fadnis of BJP and Udhav of SS. Unfortunately, Udhav is as dumb as he looks, speaks, and acts. One should wonder how he has been anointed as chief of SS - it is all dynasty politics.