"The decision taken by the Sena-BJP government will ensure that thousands of homes that were tagged illegal by their respective municipal corporations, get relief. These homes, built after years of hard work were always in danger of being demolished anytime," the Sena cited in its edit in party mouthpiece 'Saamana.'

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had last week announced that the state plans to regularise most of the illegal constructions in urban areas of the state after the government had accepted in principle a report submitted by a committee headed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Sitaram Kunte on encroachments in the state.

The Kunte Committee was formed last December to study issues of unauthorised structures in urban areas of the state.

The panel was also asked to recommend ways and means to prevent unauthorised structures in the future.

"They may have flouted rules while buying these unauthorised homes, but what was the government doing when these buildings were being constructed? The builders made money by selling these houses but it is the people who suffered in the end," it added.

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