Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Bandra West MLA Ashish Shelar on Monday demanded an SIT (Special Investigation Team) probe into the Mumbai coastal road project, alleging financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore. Addressing media, he said that the alleged scam took place between October 2018 and December 2018, last year.

He also asked Shiv Sena if the party was part of the alleged irregularities. “Has the scam happened with the blessings of the standing committee of the BMC? Was the Shiv Sena involved in it? The BJP will reveal the names of the contractors but the Sena must clear its stand first as the ruling party in the civic body,” Shelar said.

In a Twitter post, he wrote that under BMC, Mumbai is on sale to the highest paying scamster. “While Mumbai faced lockdown last year, lakhs of tonnes of stolen, poor quality reclamation filling material was dumped in Coastal Rd site to defraud Mumbaikars,” Shelar wrote.

Read more…