MNS chief Raj Thackeray too slammed the state government’s move on Saturday.
Chavan said unless politicians and bureaucrats are trained to combat urban challenges, problems will remain unresolved leading to greater challenges.
Chavan said a city like Mumbai, with a population of 1.25 crore, was also allocated Rs 480 crore for five years, same as the budget for smaller cities picked from north-eastern states with population less than 25,000.
Prithviraj Chavan made the claim against the backdrop of the arrest of Sanatan Sanstha activist Samir Gaikwad in connection with the murder of Govind Pansare this year.
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Iit was the citizens that were paying LBT and not the traders in urban areas, Chavan said.
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He added, “Today, BJP is in a strong position because NCP gave its unconditional support to it, even before the election results were declared, which is surprising.”
Chavan also demanded a CBI enquiry into allegations of irregularities in rate contracts okayed by the state’s ministers for purchase of various items.
Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan said he was not aware of the visit of Mumbai police Commissioner Rakesh Maria to London and his meeting with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi last year.
The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the government, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and the Election Commission of India on the matter.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has repeatedly issued threats to take to the streets against the Jaitapur project.
The Congress was reduced to just two seats and the NCP four in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
‘The defeat of Congress was due to fatigue of 15 years’ rule, along with impact of corruption allegations.’