Shiv Sena leader also the former Chief Minister Manohar Joshi and Congress MP, Eknath Gaikwad are loggerheads with each other on the redevelopment of Dharavi. Residents demanding 400-sq-ft tenements in Dharavi, often described as Asia’s biggest slum, took to the streets against a decision to restrict their dwellings to a space of 300-sq-ft. The slum is the focus of a looming showdown as municipal authorities and developers seek to raze it to the ground and replace it with office towers, luxury apartments and shopping malls. Shiv Sena’s Manohar Joshi and Congress MP Eknath Shinde are head-to head over this issue. Eknath Gaikwad has alleged Manohar Joshi of igniting hatred in the slum dwellers whereas Manohar Joshi has stated that until their demand of 400 feet (per house) land is not met, they will continue their protests. With cameraperson Lahu Konde, Hansraj Kanojia for NMTV News.
September 29, 2008
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