Shiv Sena minister rejects BJP's charge of owning illegal property

BJP leader and former MP Kirit Somaiya sought to know from MHADA what action it has taken in the last one year in the matter.

Published: 11th September 2020 05:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2020 05:50 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (Photo | PTI)


MUMBAI: The opposition BJP on Friday accused Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab of owning an illegal property in Mumbai, even as he refuted the allegation.

BJP leader and former MP Kirit Somaiya claimed that on June 27 last year, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) had issued a notice to demolish the illegal construction made by Parab in Gandhinagar area of Bandra.

"The MHADA had asked Parab to remove the illegal construction within 10 days of getting the notice. It also said that if he failed to do so, it would demolish the property," he said.

Somaiya sought to know from MHADA what action it has taken in the last one year in the matter.

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However, rejecting the allegation, Parab said there was a political motive behind it.

"This is political vendetta. I don't know why the MHADA issued an order despite me not owning the property," he told reporters.

When asked about Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday meeting state Governor B S Koshyari to protest against the demolition of alleged illegal alterations at actor Kangana Ranaut's Bandra bungalow, Parab said, Athawale should answer if he is okay with illegal constructions just because she happens to be Kangana Ranaut.

"If there are allegations of drug consumption against her, shouldn't that be probed?" he asked.

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