Jitendra Awhad takes a jibe at the BJP led government which is keen to lay foundation stone for various projects ahead of BMC election in the city.
NCP leader Jitendra Awhad took potshots at the BJP led state government and said that it is taking credit for the work done by the erstwhile Democratic Front government. Awhad said that instead of working for the welfare of people the government has been busy blowing its own trumpet. He took a jibe at the government which is keen to lay foundation stone for various projects in the city and said ‘Ab Ki Baar Udghatanwali sarkar’
“The proposal for construction of Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial, Dr B R Ambedkar memorial at Indu mill and metro projects at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur were announced during the Democratic Front’s reign. However, BJP has come forward to take credit for it by performing the bhoomi-pujan ceremonies,” said Awhad.
“The BJP government is leaving no stone unturned to take credit for the work done by Congress and NCP. Since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation election is just round the corner even Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Mumbai and Pune to inaugurate metro projects,” he added
“He will also be laying foundation stone for the proposed Rs 3,600-crore Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial project in Arabian Sea on December 24. Instead of laying foundation stone for various projects the government should focus on improving governance as people take a note of it,” said the NCP leader.
Awhad has already criticised the demonetisation drive undertaken by the government and said that it is causing huge hardships to the common man who has to stand in queues outside banks to withdraw or deposit his hard earned money. He added that the government has failed to do its homework properly before carrying out this exercise which has caused huge inconvenience to citizens and even bank employees.
Earlier Awhad had demanded the government to release a white paper pertaining to the note ban issue. He had asked what was the proportion of circulation of higher denomination notes in the economy and what was their market value? Awhad also wanted to know whether the government has made any alternative arrangements before going ahead with the demonetisation decision so that it may cause minimum inconvenience to citizens.
Awhad said that the government’s decision to demonetise currency notes of higher denomination is politically motivated. He said, “This is a politically motivated decision taken by the government ahead of the assembly elections to be held in several states next year and has nothing to do with improving the country’s economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to deliver the promises made by him before general election pertaining to bringing back black money stashed abroad. People had voted for the government with huge expectations but they are feeling disappointed now.”