Like-minded governments working in center and state have benefited Maha, says CM Shinde
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde. (PTI/Archive)
Criticizing the position of the opposition parties to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Shinde claimed that they did so to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi credit for his work.
Like-minded governments are working in the Center and the state, so the people of Maharashtra were reaping benefits from various schemes, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Friday.
Shinde criticized the position of the opposition parties to boycott the inauguration of the new parliament building, saying they did so to deny Prime Minister Narendra Modi credit for his work.
Shinde was speaking at the inauguration of a ‘Shasan Aplia Dari’ event in the Kannad area of Aurangabad, during which funds were disbursed to 1.49 lakh beneficiaries under various schemes.
“Both the State and the Center have governments of the same ideology. Therefore, people of Maharashtra get benefits from various schemes. The Center has approved proposals for urban, road and railway development. The basic facilities have been sanctioned by the Center without cutting a single rupee,” the prime minister said.
He further expressed his confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also sanction the Marathwada water network scheme.
The state government has also increased funding for side businesses that will provide additional income for farmers, he said.
“We have implemented revolutionary projects like the Samruddhi Expressway. To take these projects further, we need the support of the Center,” Shinde said.
The prime minister harshly criticized opposition parties for their position to boycott Prime Minister Modi’s inauguration of the new parliament building, saying it is President Droupadi Murmu who should do the honours.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw a dream of this building and completed it in less time. The opposition is opposing this inauguration so that Modi does not get credit for this work,” Shinde said.
He also criticized Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting with Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
“Kejriwal met some people. One goes to the door of the other. But our government goes to people’s doors to give them something. This happens because they are afraid of Modi’s work,” the prime minister said.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC and leader of the opposition in the state legislative council Ambadas Danve claimed that district officials had financed the Shasan Aplia Dari event in Kannad.
Danve in a tweet claimed that tehsildars and block development officers had contributed Rs 50,000 each, while farm assistants and talathis had shelled out Rs 12,000 and Rs 6,000 respectively for the event.
“Officials were ordered to pay out of their pockets for the ‘Shasan Aplia Dari’ event. They were also given goals to bring people into the show,” he tweeted.
Criticizing government policies related to agriculture, Danve said: “Recipients of government programs have been waiting for funds for a year. Farmers are not getting good income from onion and cotton. The prime minister did not utter a word about the increase in seed prices.”
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