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Give free houses to the police in BDD Chawls

Leader of the Opposition Pravin Darekar and BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar supported MLA Kalidas Kolambkar’s hunger strike


Mumbai: Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar and BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar, on Thursday, joined the hunger strike called by MLA Kalidas Kolambkar demanding free houses for the police personnel in the BDD Chawl Rehabilitation scheme.

As accommodation is provided to other government employees in the BDD Chawls in Worli, Mumbai similar accommodation must be provided to the police personnel as well. Pressing for this demand, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kalidas Kolambkar went on a symbolic hunger strike in Naigaon, Mumbai on Thursday.

Housing minister Jeetendra Awhad had recently announced that the police personnel will have to pay Rs 50 lakh each to get a house in the BDD Chawl. The state government has given rightful houses to the government employees in the BDD Chawl.

Kolambkar said that the same justice must be applied to the police personnel as is done to other government employees while undertaking the rehabilitation of BDD chawls. Also, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had decided to give rightful houses to the police as well. Kolambkar said that the state government must not differentiate and give rightful houses according to this decision only.

MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar, while joining the hunger strike, said that this demand is being supported by all the three BJP MPs in Mumbai and the MLAs in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. The BJP will support the fight for free houses for the police force. Kalidas Kolambkar, who is otherwise very calm and composed, had taken an aggressive stance on this subject in the Assembly. Just as he fought in the Assembly, similarly he has now taken to the streets for his demand. This fight is for the police personnel.

Those who, setting aside all odds, battled during the pandemic period, this fight is for them. The police did not participate in this hunger strike and they are not even expected to be on any such platform of any political party. But their wives participated in the strike. The Thackeray government is yet to realise the impact that this will create. This is just the beginning, warned MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar.


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