Thane Mayor claims Union minister called him to save illegal structures

     Thane, Sep 21 (PTI) Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske has claimed that he had received a call from a Union minister asking him to save unauthorised constructions from the ongoing drive by the municipal corporation.  <br>        This revelation by Mhaske at the general body meeting of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) caused a flutter on Monday. <br>        Refusing to reveal the name of the Union minister, Mhaske said the drive against illegal hawkers and unauthorised constructions will continue. <br>        "A Union minister had called for saving the unauthorised constructions from the ongoing drive," Mhaske told the meeting.  <br>        Kalpita Pimple, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, TMC, had last month survived a murderous attack from a hawker during the anti-encroachment drive.  <br>        The incident caused a huge uproar with various political parties demanding stern action against illegal hawkers. PTI COR <br>NSK   NSK

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