Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) demolition work has been framed ‘unnecessary publicity’ to Kangana Ranaut who is engaged in an intensifying row with the state government over her ‘Mumbai feels like PoK’ remark, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, said on Wednesday.
Sharad Pawar was quoted by ANI as saying, "I have objection to media's coverage. Media made these things bigger. We should ignore such things.”
The NCP president added, “Illegal constructions not a new thing in Mumbai. But acting upon it at the backdrop of the ongoing controversy, gives rise to questions. But BMC has their own reasons and rules and they acted as per them.”
The senior leader suggested that though the administration worked "as per rules", the timing of the demolition had sent out a wrong message to the people.
Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court asked a stay on demolition of actor’s property by the Mumbai administration for illegal construction. The court asked the civic body to file a reply on the actor’s petition. Earlier on Wednesday, BMC demolished illegal constructions at the Bandra bungalow of Kangana. Reacting on the same, Kangana shared images on her social media handle, and stated that she was being targetted because of her fight with the ruling Shiv Sena, which also holds the power at BMC.