Pune: Taking a dig at NCP president Sharad Pawar on his statement about the state's potential to create 26 Lavasa like projects, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that instead of reaching out to people of the state who are beset with number of problems, Pawar was worried about profiteering.
Sounding a bugle for the ensuing assembly elections from Pune, Thackeray held a convention of party office bearers at Ganesh Kala Kreeda Manch. All the MPs, MLAs and prominent leaders of Shiv Sena in Pune were present for the convention and launch of membership drive.
Criticizing Pawar on his statement Thackeray said that the city of Pune is facing water cuts, state is facing drought-like situation and poor people are facing problem of housing but Pawar does not have time to address these issues. He said that instead, Pawar is making a statement of attracting the attention towards potential of developing 26 more sites on the lines of Lavasa. Thackeray said that even though the issue of hill top and hill slopes is not connected directly with this statement, it has a connection. He said that these people first announce no development zone which brings down prices of the area and then the very same ruling establishment through their sycophants buy such lands at throw away prices. Thackeray pointed out that it was like converting the price of gold to soil and again converting it in to gold for one's own purpose. He said the same lands are sold by these people at huge prices by announcing such projects. Thackeray criticized Government for making red lines, blue lines only on paper and allowing unauthorized construction with its inaction.