Their hopes further soared after their MP, Milind Deora, wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday. Deora, also the Union Minister for Shipping and Information Technology & Communication, had urged Ms Gandhi to prevail upon Chavan to find a solution to the Campa Cola issue.
More support from political leaders like MP Lodha, who visited the venue on Sunday will, in all probability, add to their confidence. Ajay Mehta, a resident of Mid Town Apartment, said, “These leaders would not have supported us had we been at fault. It is the mistake of the Corporation and the Chief Minister should help us.”
“If law prevails, we won’t be made to leave our homes,” said Shabaz Nawab even when there are only hours to go for the demolition. Each family is determined to not leave their homes and stand firmly against the demolition. They are hopeful that the Chief Minister will pass an ordinance to regularise their homes.
Chanda Dain, a resident of Orchid Apartment, said, “We have been issued various documents all these years. Despite paying taxes, the Corporation came and told us that our houses are illegal; now that the Chief Minister is aware of the situation and the legal options are open, something positive will come out of it.”