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There's dissatisfaction among people against Thackeray government: Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis, who visited Baramati district, said that Thackeray government has been arguing with the Governor over a sentence when the farmers are in a critical situation.

There's dissatisfaction among people against Thackeray government: Devendra Fadnavis
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“Due to heavy rainfall, farmers in Maharashtra have incurred huge losses and crop damages. Why are NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray working from home instead of helping them? People have started noticing the failures of the state government and it is Pawar’s job to hide it now,” Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly said. 

The torrential downpour in western and central Maharashtra has resulted in floods, landslides and severe water-logging in many low-lying areas. While at least 48 people have lost their lives, over 7 lakh hectares of crops such as cotton, sugarcane, pomegranate etc. have been damaged.

As this happened, Thackeray and Pawar visited the flood-affected areas on Monday to take stock of the situation. The Chief Minister visited Solapur district and assured the people that the state government will help them in every way possible while Pawar was studying the crop damages due to the retreating monsoon. 

Fadnavis, who visited Baramati district, said that Thackeray government has been arguing with the Governor over a sentence when the farmers are in a critical situation. There is a dissatisfaction among the people against the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and Pawar’s only job is to defend it, he added. 

The BJP leader further asserted that Thackeray stepped out of his house only after he announced his visit to the rain-affected areas. Fadnavis accused the Thackeray government of shifting its responsibility to the centre and said that the state government should announce financial assistance to those affected instead of waiting for the centre to help. 

“The central government will help, but the state government has the primary responsibility to provide assistance in such situations,” Fadnavis said. 

Meanwhile, Thackeray said that he spoke to PM Modi on Friday and got assurance that the centre would provide the necessary help. The Chief Minister said that there was nothing wrong in seeking help from the centre. 

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