The Shiv Sena, which is in power, has made it clear that the airport under construction in Navi Mumbai will be named after Balasaheb Thackeray.
Not the whereabouts of the airport, but Shiv Sena and BJP have come face to face on the issue of naming Navi Mumbai airport. The Shiv Sena, which is in power, has made it clear that the airport under construction in Navi Mumbai will be named after Balasaheb Thackeray. However, the local Koli and Agri society are demanding to name it after the famous politician of the area DB Patil. BJP has also opposed giving the name of Balasaheb Thackeray. Municipal elections are to be held in Navi Mumbai in a few months.
Before that this controversy has heated up politics.
According to estimates, the airport under construction in Navi Mumbai, adjacent to Mumbai, was to be operational before the 2019 assembly elections. Even though the work of the airport could not be completed even after several deadlines, swords have been drawn between Shiv Sena and BJP over its naming.
First let me tell you what is the dispute. In fact, Navi Mumbai’s development authority Cidco passed a resolution and decided to name the Navi Mumbai airport after Balasaheb Thackeray, after which the local Koli and Agri society is fiercely opposing it. Locals believe that the airport should be named after the famous social worker of the area, BB Patil. On the other hand, BJP has also opposed giving the name of Balasaheb Thackeray, matching the voice of the local people.
However, Shiv Sena, which is in power, has also made it clear that the airport will be named after Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. Minister Eknath Shinde says that the demand of the local people has come to the fore after the decision of the roads. Shiv Sena also respects DB Patil. The Chief Minister has requested the local people that for some other project
If he suggests, DV Patil’s name will be given to him.
The issue of naming the airport has heated up politics at the local level, before the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections are due in the next few months. It is clear that now this issue will be more political. In fact, it was being said that if the airport of Navi Mumbai is ready by making water, then the load of Mumbai airport will be reduced. But the whereabouts of the airport is not yet but politics is being fiercely done on the issue of naming. It will be important to see how the people of the area react to this issue of the parties during the elections.