Congress MLA Jeetu Patwari today said if the government demolished people’s houses for the Smart City project without providing proper compensation, his party would oppose it.
“People’s houses were demolished in Biyabani and other areas in the city in the name of Smart City project.
They were not given proper compensation. If in the name of this scheme the process of damaging people’s houses continues, then I and my party leaders will be forced to oppose it by wielding sticks in front of bulldozers,” Patwari told reporters.
The MLA from Rau constituency in the district said despite the hype about the Smart City project, which was announced last year on June 25, nothing was visible on the ground.
He also condemned yesterday’s incident in which additional municipal commissioner of Indore corporation, Rohan Saxena, was slapped during a protest by BJP workers over the closure of service road near Radisson square here.
It was a failure on the part of Indore Mayor Malini Gaud, the MLA said.
Police had arrested BJP corporator Saroj Chouhan, her husband Raghvendra Chouhan and four others following the incident.