Raj grills BJP, Modi on various issues
Mumbai - In a highly stinging criticism of the BJP-led State government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray has raised doubts over the government’s assurances to complete Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arian Sea. Addressing a press conference in Pune on Monday, Thackeray said that the bhoomipujans of various development projects including Shivaji Maharaj Memorial are being carried out but the State government has no money to complete these projects. The BJP government is only promising the people about early completion of this project as State government is not in a position to do so, said the MNS chief. He also lashed at Central government as well by raising the issues like demonetization, giving a name to a railway station, Metro projects, etc. “The bhoomipujan of Shivaji Maharaj Memorial was done only to get votes. Instead of this, State government should maintain the forts in the state. They have plans to build this memorial bigger than the Statue of Liberty. These leaders have no idea about the problems being faced while erecting such a grand architectural marvel. As they failed to build the Ram Temple, they have given a name to a railway station. They have changed their stand on this issue. Local youths should be given priority in local recruitments for jobs as the states were created on the basis of languages. When prime minister Narendra Modi is finding it difficult to understand the country, how courts will understand this, said Thackeray while commenting on people’s craze to approach the court these days. The MNS chief also claimed that Modi’s decision of demonetization has failed and it perfectly reflected in his body language during his address to the nation on the eve of the New Year.