Rane terms BMC 'hotbed of politics'
Kanjurmarg- “Is the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation a hotbed of politics?” - This was a rhetorical question tossed by former chief minister and Congress' senior leader Narayan Rane to the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party during a rally on Wednesday.
Rane was commenting on the BJP-Shiv Sena during the rally at Kanjurmarg. He added that the ruling party had merrily enjoyed power in the city for 25 years and were now criticising each other since the alliance has broken down. Rane also took a dig at prime minister Narendra Modi asking, “Where are the acchhe din?”
Rane blamed the Modi government for losses the Indians faced due to the demonetisation drive. DeMo caused unemployment and farmers' issue became graver, Rane alleged. He then shifted his focus to the BMC, terming it a 'corrupt municipal corporation'.
In 1960, the Marathi speaking population in the city was 52% of the total, he said. This, Rane said, has now come down to 22%. He blamed the Shiv Sena for this, and took a dig at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, asking where the Sena chief was during the 1993 riots?
He compared the Shiv Sena and BJP to women who fight over water at the common tap. Rane exhorted the voters to vote for the Congress for the change.