In the wake of the assembly elections in Maharashtra, an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena has been announced, but just before the elections, both political parties are starting to have different opinions about the cutting of trees in Aarey Colony. There is an alliance between the two political parties but not on the issue of environment.
While the Shiv Sena is objecting to the felling of trees in Aarey Colony, the metro project is very important for the BJP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has expressed many times that a metro car shed is to be built in Aarey, Mumbai. For this, 2700 trees of Aare forests can be cut, because it is not a forest area.
People are protesting against the cutting of trees. Many big personalities including Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, filmmaker Onir are protesting on Twitter. Tweeting video of trees being cut. People are also writing in protest that Aarey Colony is being destroyed.