A Shiv Sena leader has written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding that the 35-km long coastal road, that will connect the island city with Kandivali in North Mumbai be named after late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
“Balasaheb Thackeray had a stature that has got Maharashtra not only national but international repute. Thus, I have demanded that this coastal road, which will be a one of kind project, be named after Balasaheb,” Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu told.
Prabhu, in his letter, has stated that by naming the coastal road after Thackeray, people coming to Mumbai from across the world would become aware of his contribution to the city.
“Balasaheb Thackeray has immensely contributed to the development of this city and has ensured that the city gets a distinct identity of its own. Thus, I demand that the coastal road be named after him (Thackeray), who is respected by all those living in Mumbai,” the letter stated.
“The legacy of Balasaheb is not only limited to the city but he is revered by people across the globe. Everybody coming to Mumbai, not only from the across the city, but also from across the world should know about his contributions,” the letter further stated.
Recently, the coastal road project had become a fresh topic for the BJP and Shiv Sena to squabble upon, as both parties claimed credit for it.
While the Sena said that the project was envisaged by it, the BJP maintained that it is the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has granted crucial approvals.