INDIA

Maha Govt To Review Bullet Train Project: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he has ordered a review of all development projects in the state, including the Mumbai-Mumbai bullet train.

The bullet train project has faced stiff opposition from farmers and tribals whose land is to be acquired.

He told reporters here, “This government is for the common man. As you have just asked, yes, we will review the bullet train (project). Have I kept the bullet train project as Aarey car shed? No, I not done.” Late Sunday night
Thackeray said that the state government would also bring out a white paper on the state’s financial situation.

He said that the state government, which has a debt of about five lakh crore rupees, is adamant on giving unconditional loan waiver to the farmers.

The announcements came after the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Development Council (MVA) government won the trust vote in the state assembly, more than a month after the election results by the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress. Support of 169 MLAs in 288-member House.

The priorities of the previous BJP-led government in the state – of which his party was a constituent – were not “wrong”, he said and that there would be no vengeance politics.

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