Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday said that Mumbai belongs to every Indian citizen who lives in the city legally.
Addressing a gathering of Mumbai Congress workers during a function to felicitate newly elected MPs and Union Ministers, Chavan criticised attempts to divide the people of Mumbai on the basis of caste, region and language.
"The opposition always asks Mumbai kunachi (whom does Mumbai belong to). I want to tell them that Mumbai belongs to all Indian citizens who come here legally," he said.
Divisive politics has no place in the city which favours development and communal harmony. People want peace and communal harmony, Chavan said.
He said, it is only during Manmohan Singh's tenure as Prime Minister, the city has got the maximum attention with over Rs 20,000 crore worth development projects in various stages of implementation.
Chavan said, Dharavi re-development project is in the final stages and the actual implementation will begin soon.
The work on Bandra-Worli sea link will be completed by this month end, he said and added that there is some minor work left.