While the Sena says that the project was envisaged by it, ally BJP maintains that it is the Central government-led by Narendra Modi which has approved mega project.

"We should be credited for the completion of the project and for bringing a smile on the faces of people and we will definitely take this credit," the Sena said today in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

"It was the Shiv Sena that first announced the coastal road project. We even held detailed discussions with experts to understand how our dream could come true,” it added.

"This project needs to be completed by the state government with the help of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). This will be possible only when the Centre is ready to give whenever required," Saamana cited.

However, state Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse says nobody except the BJP should take credit for the project. "This project would not have got an approval without the consent of the Environment Ministry that is in control of the BJP. Nobody should try and take unnecessary credit for the coastal road project as it is our party that is ruling at the Centre. Let the people decide who should get the credit," Khadse said yesterday.

On Monday, the Centre had approved the project that would connect Nariman Point and Kandivali in North Mumbai.

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