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Maharashtra polls: Cong targets Modi Govt, NCP accentuates performance

Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure.

In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old Modi Government over its alleged failure to keep promises made during the Lok Sabha elections in May this year.

Congress has claimed contradictions in the Prime Minister’s speeches during the Lok Sabha poll campaigns on price rise, relations with Pakistan, corruption and black money.

Another campaign booklet of the party, prepared by a committee headed by former chief minister Narayan Rane, has only four pages on the state government’s performance, making a passing reference to Maharashtra being number one in horticulture, milk production, co-operation, health, education and infrastructure.

There is also a brief of the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi scheme where 2,80,733 patients were operated free of cost and the Government spent Rs 7,448 crore.

The NCP, on the other hand, has published a booklet ‘Kalchakra Pragatiche’ and its report card contains detailed description of the performance of the Congress-NCP government, complete with statistical data.

Among the issues highlighted in the NCP’s booklet are-the state being the first in the country to have a water policy, online registration of documents (e-registration), strict implementation of the PCPNDT Act, rights to women in ancestral property, reservation to Marathas and Muslims in jobs and education and the toll policy.

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