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NCP to reach villages on “failures” of BJP-led govt in Maha

With the BJP-led government in Maharashtra set to complete four years in power on October 31, the NCP Monday said it would go to each village of the state from November 1 to tell people about its “failures”.

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik attacked the Devendra Fadnavis-led dispensation, saying the government has failed to address several issues including those related to agriculture, irrigation, industries, law and order, employment generation, public distribution system and healthcare.

The party also released a booklet that picks holes in various schemes and decisions of the state government.

“Not progressive, the state has become regressive in each sphere. The government has failed on all fronts. We will go to each village from November 1 and tell people about the failures of the government,” Malik told reporters.

Malik accused the government of hoodwinking people of the state, particularly peasants, on the farm loan waiver scheme.

He said 8,074 farmers in Maharashtra committed suicide during the tenure of the Congress-NCP government (from 1999 to 2014) as against 10,000 in the last four years.

“The government announced Rs 34,000 crore loan waiver scheme in the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for 89 lakh farmers following their protests. But only Rs 16,000-crore worth loans have been disbursed till date. Where has the remaining amount gone?” Malik said.

He also criticised the ‘Jalyukta Shivar Yojana’ water conservation scheme of the state government, claiming it was launched only “to fill the stomach of BJP workers”.

Malik said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has talked of bringing Rs 70,000-crore investment in the state through the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ programme and giving jobs to two lakh youth.

“He should declare names of at least 2,000 youngsters who have got jobs,” the NCP leader said.

The law and order situation in Maharashtra was “worse than Bihar” as goondaism, instead of industries, has been on the rise.

“The crime rate has become serious. Murders and rapes are on the rise in the state. Over 36,000 women are missing,” he said.

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