Even PM Modi would not agree with BJP's agitation in Maharashtra: Jayant Patil

Labelling the move by Maharashtra BJP to protest as childish, Patil said that as compared to other states, the MVA government in the state was leading in making arrangements for the migrant workers and labourers.

Even PM Modi would not agree with BJP's agitation in Maharashtra: Jayant Patil
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As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launches “Maharashtra Bachao” protest against the Uddhav Thackeray government, Maharashtra Water Resource Minister Jayant Patil accused the saffron party of playing politics during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The BJP earlier appealed people to protest on May 22 with black flags outside their house against the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to highlight its failure in handling the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra. 

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil said that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not agree to such agitation and stated that Maharashtra was leading in conducting COVID-19 tests, identifying patients and treating them. 

Labelling the move by Maharashtra BJP to protest as childish, Patil said that as compared to other states, the MVA government in the state was leading in making arrangements for the migrant workers and labourers. 

While talking to reporters in a virtual press conference, Patil said that the BJP leaders should ask their counterparts in other states to allow migrants rather than wasting time in agitations and publicity stunts. 

Devendra Fadnavis should have called up Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray but instead, he was busy meeting the Governor to keep himself in the limelight, Jayant Patil said while adding that politics is not needed under such circumstances. 

Furthermore, the NCP leader said that his party never raised questions against the Narendra Modi government even when the Prime Minister was busy attending US President Donald Trump when coronavirus had already hit India. 

Earlier, a delegation led by Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and submitted a memorandum highlighting the “ineffective handling” of the coronavirus crisis. 

Devendra Fadnavis said that the Maharashtra government has completely failed over several fronts and demanded a special economic package for the state on the lines of the one announced by the centre.

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