Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis refuses to change venue of Shivaji Memorial

After the boat accident on October 24, the demand for constructing Shivaji memorial on land was intensified

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Several environmentalists and organisations have objected to the construction of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea, a Maratha outfit also said that the memorial should be built on land considering the safety aspect. Moreover, the objection against the same has intensified after the Mumbai Boat Incident

However, clearing the air, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis refused the suggestion and said that all the permissions have been taken regarding the construction and there is no question of changing the venue for the memorial. 

Maratha Mahasangh founder Purushottam Khedekar has also written a letter to the state government regarding the same demanding to build the Shivaji memorial on land. 

Earlier on October 24, the reclamation work for the memorial was initiated. However, on the same day, one person died in the boat accident in which there were several journalists and officials going to the memorial’s spot for laying the foundation stone. 

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