100 days of flop government: Manikrao Thakre

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Manik-rao-leadThe Devendra Fadnavis government have completed 100 days today but it has failed to deliver the promises made to voters. The government had promised ‘achche din’ for voters but there is no sign of good days for the common man. The government has been only favouring the industrialists and ignoring the interest of farmers. Even though there has been a sharp decline in petrol and diesel prices but BEST bus fares and railway tariffs have been hiked by the government thereby burning a hole in the common man’s pocket.

The government had promised to bring back black money stashed abroad but it is yet to bring back a single penny. It had reneged on pre-poll promises of scrapping road toll and LBT and failed to provide succour to the farmers. Shiv Sena had said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was “heart wrenching” that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide.

Manikrao Thakre, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee said, “The Fadnavis government had come to power by making several promises but they have not fulfilled them. We are not saying that the government must deliver within 100 days. The government has been unable to resolve issues like farmers suicides, drought, labour problem and other socio-economic problems.”

Radhkrishna Vikhe Patil, Leader of opposition said, “The first 100 days of the Fadnavis government has been a huge disappointment. More than three months have passed and the government must now speed up the decision making process. They have only been making false promises to the people.”

Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde said, “It has been more than a month that 23,000 villages in the state have been declared drought-hit. But farmers have not received a penny as relief or aid during their tough times,”

State NCP chief Sunil Tatkare said there was increase in farmer suicides, and government appeared to be insensitive to the woes of the farmers who were reeling under drought.

“This is nothing but a government that runs on twitter,” Tatkare said, in an apparent dig at Fadnavis who often makes announcements through the micro-bogging site.

Referring to the plan to shift the proposed international finance centre from Mumbai to Gujarat, Tatkare said NCP will not allow anything that would reduce Mumbai’s importance as the financial nerve-centre of the country.

Congress spokesperson Ratnakar Mahajan said, “After coming to power, they realised that scrapping LBT is not easy and said it would be done after alternative is found. While on toll, the ministers are saying that toll-free Maharashtra was never an election promise,” Mahajan said.

He also said that supply of foodgrains to above-poverty-line beneficiaries of PDS, who were supposed to get 25 kg of foodgrains under the Food Security Act, had stopped and the Centre had reduced the budgetary provision for implementation of the act by Rs 10,000 crore.

Maharashtra cultural minister Vinod Tawde said, “We have taken minor decisions like announcing the ‘Make in Maharashtra’, cutting red tape to reduce the approvals for setting up industries, raising floor space index for industries. This is the beginning and we will work towards the development of the state.”

When we asked him about the booklet released by the opposition he replied, “The one who is affected by jaundice will only see the world as yellow.”