Mumbai / Kalyan-Dombivali on 16 December:
The Mumbai High Court has decided to keep 18 villages in the KDMC which were excluded from the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation a few months ago. The verdict is seen as a major setback for the ruling Shiv Sena against the backdrop of the upcoming municipal general elections. The petition was filed by architects Sandeep Patil, BJP officials Moreshwar Bhoir, Sunita Khandagale and developer Santosh Dawkhar.
The issue of boycott of 27 villages from the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation has been raging over the years. In March this year, the state government decided to phase out 18 of the 27 villages. Representatives, developers and architects of 27 villages filed a case against him and challenged him in the Mumbai High Court. During today’s hearing, the Mumbai High Court decided to rejoin the 18 villages which were excluded from the municipality.
The Mumbai High Court verdict is considered a major setback for the Shiv Sena. Political pundits say that the decision will have an impact on KDMC’s upcoming general elections as well as local politics.
We did not file this petition for political gain. For the overall development of 27 villages, he was deprived of development for the last 35 years. There is no development here due to lack of solid administrative system. The KDMC commissioner handed over the letter to the Konkan commissioner without any authority and without any discussion with the public representative. The court resented that. Dismissing all this, the Mumbai High Court decided that these villages would remain in KDMC. This decision will surely be a setback for the Shiv Sena. BJP corporators were more in the excluded areas, while the army corporators were more in the 9 areas kept in KDMC. We feel that this political game of Shiv Sena has failed due to this decision.
“This decision of the High Court will accelerate the development here: Santosh Davkhar, developer”
18 villages separately in front of political will. However, we believed that only by staying in KDMC, these villages can develop. In that petition, the High Court quashed the notification issued by the state government to exclude 18 villages. The corporation is a competent system. A large amount was sanctioned for these villages, this decision of the High Court will give a boost to the development here.