Sources said between the publication of the draft plan and the government sanction, which came on Tuesday, there were over 100 cases where applications or recommendations for deletion of public open space reservations were made.
Yuva Sena president and party’s heir apparent Aaditya Thackeray, who visited MNP on Wednesday morning, fired a barb at the CM accusing his “government of attempting to hack another green space in Mumbai”.
The committee was told to examine the authenticity of the tapes, while also ascertaining if the conversations in these and the allegations raised against the bureaucrat were linked to the MSRDC’s flagship Samruddhi Corridor project.
Announcing the decision that was ratified by the state Cabinet, CM Devendra Fadnavis conceded it presented a fiscal challenge before the government. The loan write-off will wipe out debt of about 40 lakh farmers completely, sources said.