MUMBAI: A delegation of BJP functionaries led by
former chief minister
opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis
governor BS Koshyari
on Wednesday morning, demanding that a report be submitted to the Centre on the current situation in Maharashtra.
Terming the government as a “Maha Vasooli Aghadi,”
said, referring to the alleged corrupt practices, that “all this was going on merely for power.” “All the incidents that are tumbling out are worrying but most worrying is the chief minister’s silence on it. He has not uttered a word on it. NCP president
addressed two press conferences but the attempt was to cover things up.
does not seem to exist. They have not taken a stand; they say something else in Delhi and toe a completely different line here. What is their share in all of this for their silence?” Fadnavis asked.
“The government has shown no leadership. Despite such a huge racket being exposed, the one who exposed it, action has been taken against that official, but no action has been initiated against those who carried out the racket. This government has given up democracy and is doing as it pleases. It is collecting haftas, indulging in transfer racket... It is not focused on tackling the Covid-19 crisis. It is time for action, not speeches. Our colleague Sudhir Mungatiwar has brought 100 incidents to the notice of the governor where the Constitution has been violated,” the opposition leader further stated.
Reacting to Shiv Sena member Sanjay Raut’s statement terming the expose as a “lavangi fataka,” Fadnavis said, “Whether it is a ‘lavangi fataka’ or atom bomb will be revealed soon. Why are they so frightened then? If it’s a ‘lavangi fataka’ then why was it kept under wraps since August 2020? Who are these people who are running the racket, receiving the money and who would be exposed because of this report? To protect these people, this report was kept secret. The truth will be out soon,” Fadnacis added.
On the accusation that a police officer was a BJP agent, the opposition leader said, “If an officer speaks the truth then that officer is an agent of the saffron party and if the officer collects hafta, then is he a Shiv Sena agent? All of them are together in this hafta vasooli.”
Fadnavis said that he had exposed the racket for the good of Maharashtra and if the government wants to register a complaint, it should file a complaint against him. “I shall go to the court and prove the accusations I have made,” Fadnavis added. BJP has been carrying on demonstrations against the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi government across the state to protest against alleged corruption and extortion.