Mumbai: Leader of opposition wants BJP MLA Narendra Mehta to resign
Leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijay Wadettiwar demanded the resignation of the BJP MLA Narendra Mehta for his illegal cutting of mangroves to develop the sprawling high-end clubhouse at Mira road. He also said that if the BJP leadership has any moral high ground, then they should remove Mehta from the party also.
"BJP leader uses the power to grab the land and protect it. We have received several complaints against the Mehta. We demand that the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should set the committee to probe this case," said Wadettiwar.
Despite its party MLA being accused of killing 3.5 acres of mangroves to create a club, the BJP seems to tread wearily on initiating action against Mira Bhayender MLA Narendra Mehta. However, the BJP's ally, the Shiv Sena has called for action in the case and pointed to how mangroves were critical to the eco-system of Mumbai and surrounding areas to prevent flooding and inundation.