With civic elections round the corner, the city unit of Congress on Friday performed the ‘bhoomipujan’ of the Pune Metro Rail project, a day before its formal launch by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi. The Congress said the event was a “symbolic protest” against BJP-led government’s “deliberate delay” in clearing the project.
The Congress was also miffed at NCP for reversing its stance to hold a parallel function with the state government assuring that party supremo Sharad Pawar would be invited to share dais with the PM. The ground-breaking ceremony was held at Swargate junction by former CM Prithviraj Chavan.