"Anti-Development": Piyush Goyal Hits Out At Thackerays For Slum Comment

“Anti-Improvement”: Piyush Goyal Hits Out At Thackerays For Slum Remark

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The Union minister is the BJP candidate from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat.


Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday slammed Shiv Sena (UBT) leaders Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray for his or her ‘anti-development agenda” and for opposing the appropriate of each slum dweller in Mumbai to “a greater life”.

Earlier within the day, Aaditya Thackeray had latched on to a remark Mr Goyal, who’s the BJP’s candidate from Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat, had made in an interplay with a media home about pursuing a venture to make sure his constituency is slum-free.

The Union minister had welcomed the thought of saltpan lands in Mumbai being redistributed for slum rehabilitation.

Aaditya Thackeray had referred to as it a “very harmful scheme” and alleged the BJP was making an attempt to take away slums and relocate these residing in them to faraway saltpan lands.

In a put up on social media platform X, Mr Goyal mentioned, “Uddhav Thackeray ji and his son can’t dictate the destiny of Mumbai. This metropolis sustains the goals and aspirations of everybody who calls it their residence. Those that reside within the slums of town have each proper to a greater life.”

“To oppose me for a imaginative and prescient that sees Mumbai remodel into one of many most interesting cities on this planet displays their anti-development agenda. Their blind opposition to our daring concepts and dedication to take improvement to each doorstep reeks of a mindset to maintain the individuals suppressed and disadvantaged,” he added.

Mr Goyal mentioned he was dedicated to offering residence to each slum dweller and rehabilitating them the place they reside.

“The discredited, disheartened, demoralised and derailed management of Uddhav ji can’t present options however solely create discord in society,” the Union minister mentioned, attacking the Shiv Sena (UBT).

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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