An all-party state delegation led by the chief minister will ask the Centre to allot the 12-acre land at Indu mills promised for an Ambedkar memorial.
Minister of social justice Shivajirao Moghe, spoke on the issue at the Legislative Council on Thursday.
“A delegation, which will consist of Opposition leaders led by the chief minister will make a presentation to the Centre and request the National Textile Corporation to release the land,” Moghe said while
replying on a discussion of
Other Backward Classes reservations.
The government had earlier promised to acquire four acres of the 12 acres of Indu mill land for the expansion of the existing memorial at Chaityabhoomi in Dadar.
However, the Nationalist Congress Party, which is a part of the government, on its foundation day in July, put forth its intention of acquiring the entire plot along with a proposal to change the name of Dadar
railway station to Chaityabhoomi.
Legislator Ram Pandagale, who represents the socially weaker sections of society, alleged that the promise made was a ‘farce’ and that the government was not serious about the issue.
“The government has already approached the Centre on two occasions and has been given a nod on the issue. So what is going to come out of this now?” he asked.