Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Ajit Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday claimed that mega projects have moved away from the state due to the “incompetence” of the Eknath Shinde-led government.
Addressing an NCP meeting at Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, Ajit Pawar said lakhs of youth have lost employment opportunities due to the state government’s incompetence and claimed that there was “tremendous anger” among people against Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
NCP president Sharad Pawar, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai, attended the meeting via video conferencing.
Ajit Pawar said Shinde, who took oath on June 30, had told the state assembly that Vedanta-Foxconn’s semiconductor plant would bring investment of up to Rs 4 lakh crore in Maharashtra, but he is now blaming the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. are staying. For a project worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore adjacent to Gujarat.
“Shinde government is not doing truth to the people. It is because of the failure of this government that projects are moving away from Maharashtra. As long as this government is in power, unemployment will increase,” said the former deputy CM.
Ajit Pawar said the opposition has been demanding to declare a ‘wet drought’ in the state due to crop damage due to excessive rains in October, but the government is doing nothing.
He alleged that several leaders of the NCP were being lured to quit the party, which was a constituent of the MVA government.
“Don’t fall prey to such tactics. The way Shiv Sena’s name and election symbol were frozen (after the party’s rebellion) was not liked by the common citizens. There is tremendous anger against Eknath Shinde among the people. ‘
The NCP leader said MLA Bacchu Kadu, who is supporting the Shinde-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, has also said that the chief minister was not right to lay claim to the Shiv Sena.
“Monstrous ambition is not good. Shinde has not been able to bring big projects to the state,” the former finance minister said.
Ajit Pawar asked the NCP workers to start preparations for the local body elections in Mumbai, Pune and Thane and other cities and not wait for the announcement of the election schedule.
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