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No one-on-one with builders: CM

Wary of bad publicity, in the light of the recent land-scam revelations, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has decided not to grant private audience to builders.

mumbai Updated: Feb 02, 2011 01:39 IST
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Wary of bad publicity, in the light of the recent land-scam revelations, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has decided not to grant private audience to builders.

He has specifically directed his office to not give appointments to builders or developers separately.

He has said he will only meet builders as part of an official delegation and that too only in the case of common grievances.

“The CM is very particular about this because his predecessors were reported to be associated with builders. He also does not want to meet those accused in the alleged land scams,” said a senior bureaucrat requesting anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

Chavan had recently said the nexus between builders, politicians and bureaucrats was instrumental in Mumbai’s sell-out.

The new diktat will put an end to influential builders’ free access to the CM’s sixth floor Mantralaya cabin. Even their luxury cars were allowed inside though they didn’t have the mandatory high-security entry passes.