Bhayandar: BJP opposes misuse of playground for film shoots

The local unit of the BJP is up in arms against the brazen misuse of the lone facility available in the region for children and budding sportsmen.

Suresh GolaniUpdated: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 08:44 PM IST
article-image
Bhayandar: BJP opposes misuse of playground for film shoots | Unsplash

The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has twisted the rules in order to mint money, by renting out itsplayground in Bhayandar (west) for private functions and film shootings in return for handsome returns. However, the local unit of the BJP is up in arms against the brazen misuse of the lone facility available in the region for children and budding sportsmen.

In his letter, district BJP chief- Advocate Ravi Vyas has asked the municipal commissioner to stop renting out the premises of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Municipal Stadium located on Uttan Road in Bhayandar for commercial exploitation. 

“The general body house has passed a resolution disallowing renting out the ground. But the commissioner in his capacity as administrator has overruled the decision taken by the elected representatives. By doing this he is not only disrespecting the general body but also taking away the right of the children and general public to use the facility for sports purposes. Where are our children supposed to play,” said Vyas who has hinted at launching an agitation against the civic administration if the unjustified order of renting out municipal properties is not rolled back immediately.

The MBMC spends lakhs of rupees every year towards maintaining the playground, but such type of commercial exploitation is causing damage to the grass field, said a young cricketer who comes here to practise on a daily basis.

Measuring 45 acres, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium is one of the three options offered by the MBMC to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for setting up a full-fledged training ground. The MCA which faces a shortage of grounds in the western suburbs to continue their cricketing activities had also assured to shoulder the responsibility of managing and maintaining the ground.

 “The general body house has passed a resolution disallowing renting out the ground. But the commissioner in his capacity as the administrator has overruled the decision taken by the elected representatives. By doing this he is not only disrespecting the general body but also taking away the right of the children and the general public to use the facility for sports purposes. Where are our children supposed to play.”

---BJP City Chief- Advocate Ravi Vyas.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Court acquits 2 in robbery case of film producer Sajid Nadiadwala

Mumbai: Court acquits 2 in robbery case of film producer Sajid Nadiadwala

Mumbai: In speedy trial, abusive boyfriend gets 2-yr-jail, fine

Mumbai: In speedy trial, abusive boyfriend gets 2-yr-jail, fine

Mumbai, Nagpur betel nut traders in ED net for smuggling poor quality produce

Mumbai, Nagpur betel nut traders in ED net for smuggling poor quality produce

Mumbai: 2 foreign nationals held with drugs worth Rs 18 crore at airport

Mumbai: 2 foreign nationals held with drugs worth Rs 18 crore at airport

Residing in 'illegal towers', 160 families at the legal brink

Residing in 'illegal towers', 160 families at the legal brink