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BJP leans on growth agenda for BMC elections

mumbai Updated: Sep 30, 2016 23:45 IST
Faisal Malik

The BJP on Friday stole a march over its ally, Shiv Sena by formally launching its campaign — ‘Mee Mumbai’ (I am Mumbai) - for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in February 2017.

At the launch of the campaign in Dadar, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu was felicitated and his ministry’s works for nearly 70 lakh commuters were showcased as the development agenda is the poll plank for the party.

The campaign aims at bringing single-handed victory for the party in the polls, said Prabhu. He added, “’Mee Mumbai’ means ‘I am Mumbai’ and its objective is to develop a sense of belonging to the city that will play crucial role in its development in the coming days.”

The campaign has hijjacked Sena’s campaign `Mee Mumbaikar’ launched by Uddhav Thackeray. The spirit of the campaign has also liberally lifted Sena’s `Karun Dakhavale’ (yes, we did it) campaign from 2012 polls.

The saffron allies are expected to contest the polls separately and will be the main rivals in the contest. “The campaign is about serving justice to the city and defeating those responsible for injustice,” said Ashish Shelar, Mumbai BJP chief in a jibe at Sena that controls the BMC.

Shivaji Memorial at CST

Suresh Prabhu also announced a memorial at CST while saying that the heritage railway station has the name of Shivaji Maharaj, the popular Maratha warrior, but doesn’t have his memorial. “We are planning to build a world class memorial of Shivaji Maharaj at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,” he said.

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