The Maharashtra Government has not banned any project but has only stayed the order for the Aarey car shed project, said the Chief Minister, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Mr. Thackeray, who held a review meeting over the ongoing development projects,, said: 'We have not imposed any ban on any project in the meeting today. I have only given stay order for the Aarey car shed project two days earlier.'
The Chief Minister said that there would be an emphasis on the speedy implementation of all projects. Talking about the bullet train project, he said his government has not taken any decision on the project till now. 'We have not taken any decision on bullet train project yet.'
In reply to a question, he said: 'The previous government had ordered the withdrawal of cases in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence. We are first assessing if it was implemented.' The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLC, Mr. Prakash Gajbhiye, has written to Mr. Thackeray seeking withdrawal of cases filed against Dalits in regard to the Bhima-Koregaon violence.
On January 1 last year, violence had erupted at an event to mark the 100 years of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, leaving one dead and several injured, including 10 policemen. The police had filed 58 cases against 162 people during a state-wide shutdown in January following clashes in Bhima-Koregaon.