Bihar, Jharkhand Coronavirus LIVE News Updates, Corona Cases Today News Updates: Targeting the remarks of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on reducing congestion in Mumbai, Shiv Sena said on Monday that if the smart cities like Pune and Mumbai are built in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, then the population density of the country's financial capital will automatically decrease . An editorial published in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' claimed that around 1.50 lakh migrant laborers who had gone to their home states during the lockdown have returned to Maharashtra as they have “no work there”. It was also claimed that Mumbai contributed significantly to the nation's treasury but in the war against Kovid-19, it “did not receive proper financial support from the Center.”
Gadkari, referring to the rising cases of Corona virus, said last month that there is a need to reduce congestion from Mumbai as the densely populated city faces “disastrous consequences”. In response, the Shiv Sena said on Monday, “If you create smart cities like Mumbai and Pune in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, then the population density of these two cities will automatically decrease. First those states will have to generate employment. ”
The Marathi daily said that if these states create more and more infrastructure, then Gadkari's concern will be resolved automatically. It said, “Around 1.50 lakh migrant laborers have returned to Maharashtra again during the lockdown. There is no employment for them in their home states. The reason for this is that development has not yet reached those states. ”
The editorial said that about seven to eight lakh migrant laborers traveled from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha during the lockdown. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party said, “Around three lakh people left from Pune and now they have started coming back. That is why the burden on Mumbai and Pune is increasing. ” It stated, “It clearly shows that there is a danger of hunger above the danger of the corona virus. People are ready to take risks and are traveling in search of jobs. ” Shiv Sena asked that Kendra Sakar started the 'Smart City' mission in June 2015 but how many cities became Smart Cities in all these years?