"NCP is our alliance partner and we have taken all the parties in confidence on the Indu Mill land issue. But it was surprising to know about the survey. NCP may fear not to get credit of the issue," Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre told reporters in Mumbai.
He was referring to a survey conducted by the Sharad Pawar-led party on its website on the delay in getting the land for the memorial and if Chavan is responsible for the same.
Welcoming the Centre's decision to transfer the land of the defunct textile mill in central Mumbai for construction of the memorial of the Dalit icon, Thakre said that his party has fulfilled its promise made in the election manifesto.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister Chavan and Congress as a whole tried their best to get the transfer of land to construct memorial for Dr BR Ambedkar. We will take control of the land very soon," he said.
Responding to a query on the memorial of late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, Thakre said, "Ambedkar was the national leader and did not belong to any particular group. We follow his thoughts and one cannot treat Thackeray and Ambedkar on the same lines.”


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