With less than a month to go before the scheduled demolition of 35 unauthorised floors in seven buildings on Campa Cola Compound,Worli,Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has told residents that their representation would be given to the Advocate General to examine it legally. In a bid to save their homes from demolition,residents of Campa Cola Compound met the Chief Minister Monday,appealing for intervention to save the homes of 141 families.
The residents,who were accompanied by politicians,including BJP MLA Mangal Prasad Lodha,Shaina N C,Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai and Rahul Narvekar of Sena protested outside the CMs bungalow,Varsha. While the police tried to stop the residents who had planned to barge inside Varsha,a four-member delegation of representatives was later allowed to meet the CM.
The CM has given an assurance and said he will support and help the residents in whatever way possible within the legal framework. He has asked the Campa Cola residents to submit a legal representation in order to take further steps said Anil Desai,who met the CM along with residents.
However,the CMO said no specific assurance had been given to the residents. Residents,who have already got support from political leaders such as Union Minister of State for Shipping and Communication and Information Techonology Milind Deora,Minister of State for housing Sachin Ahir,legislator-developer Mangal Prabha Lodha,Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray and former sheriff Nana Chaudasama,they have also begun cell phone campaigns to garner public support. In a final verdict earlier this month,the Supreme Court cleared the decks for demolition of 35 illegally constructed floors in the Campa Cola buildings.