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Legislators demand relief for Campa Cola society residents

campacolaMembers from both ruling and opposition benches in the Legislative Council Monday asked the Maharashtra government to provide relief to residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai, who are supposed to vacate their illegally built flats.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar assured the Council that he would convey members’ sentiments to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde (BJP) raised the issue; BJP MLC Ashish Shelar suggested that government seek the help of the newly-appointed Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. Pawar said the state cabinet would take up the issue.

As the deadline to vacate the flats passes today, residents are still hopeful that they will be able to save their houses from demolition.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the local civic body, has said it would move the Supreme Court if the residents of 96 illegal flats did not vacate.

The apex court had refused to stay demolition of the illegal 96 flats in the Campa Cola complex.

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