Mumbai: In what can be looked upon as a hint to ally in the government the Shiv Sena, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made it clear on Thursday that there would be no compromise on the issue of transparency.
The BJP had snapped ties with the Shiv Sena over the issue of transparency during the BMC polls earlier this year and had even chosen to stay out of power in the corporation saying that it would prefer to act as a ‘watch dog’.
“People have elected the BJP in corporation, municipal councils, ZPs and panchayat samities with a thumping majority because they trust our development agenda. Hence while governing these institutions we should not lose our focus on transparency and honesty,” Fadnavis said. He was speaking at the concluding session of the state BJP executive meeting at Chinchwad near Pune.
Fadnavis also lashed out at the Opposition over the “Sangharsh Yatra” that they have taken out to highlight the plight of farmers. “Those who lead the farmers to the sorry state during their 15 years of rule have now hit the streets for their own good,” he said and appealed to party workers to take out a counter ‘Yatra’ to convey to the farmers what the government has done for them.
State BJP president Raosaheb Danve reiterated the party’s stand over loan waiver and urged the party workers to convey to the people and especially the farmers various measures that the state government has taken to increase investment in agriculture and to provide amenities to them.