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Congress Attacks BJP Over Aarey Forest Row, Says Modi’s Call On Environment Just Crowd Pleaser

Mumbai: Indian National Congress lambasted on the ruling party over Aarey Forest row the party tweeted saying Modi’s initiatives on environmental protection were a crowd-pleaser’ for the global audience.

“So much for being a crusader for the environment. PM Modi’s empty rhetoric on protecting nature was just a crowd-pleaser for global audiences, back home his govt’s actions are wildly different. #AareyForest,” Congress party tweeted.

Protests erupted in Mumbai’s Aarey forest area on Friday, when the Bombay High Court dismissed all petitions against the proposed petition to cut more than 2,500 trees for a metro car shed in the area, a green strip that stirs Mumbai Is located at. Faridabad.

Also Read: Section 144 Imposed In Mumbai’s Aarey Colony, Entrances Barricaded

BJP alliance partner Shiv Sena also attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for backing the metro shed.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray urged the Mumbai Metro authorities to listen to sensible demands of sustainable development.

“A project that should be executed with pride, the Metro 3, @MumbaiMetro3 has to do it in the cover of the night, with shame, slyness, and heavy cop cover. The project supposed to get Mumbai clean air is hacking down a forest with a leopard, rusty-spotted cat and more,” he tweeted.

“We do not wish to cut even a single tree in Aarey, but the development is also important. We will plant more trees in place of those cut. I will personally speak to Aditya Thackeray about this,” he said.

Also Read: Bollywood Celebrities Shows Anger Over Slashing Trees Of Aarey Colony

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC imposed near the metro-rail project site in Aarey forest, prohibiting the assembly of four or more people.

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