Mumbai : The senior BJP leader Pravin Darekar on Thursday cautioned the state Congress and accused the ruling Shiv Sena and NCP of trying to destroy their ally Congress in the state by ignoring its demands.
Darekar, who is also the leader of the Opposition in Upper House in state legislature pointed out that the Uddhav Thackeray-led government has given a package to the state transport department that is headed by a Shiv Sena minister, but refused to give any bail-out package to the energy ministry held by Nitin Raut of the Congress. It seems that Sena and the NCP are trying to destroy the century-old party in Maharashtra, he quipped.
The Maharashtra minister for Energy, Raut had “promised” a major relief to power consumers in the state facing the issue of inflated power bills, saying that a Diwali gift was in the offing. But it was not become a reality as the state finance department didn’t come forward to help the department in this regard.
On other hand, the senior Sena leader and Maharashtra minister for transport, Anil Parab claimed that the people of Mumbai have loved the Shiv Sena for the past 25 years and they know whom to support in the wake of ensuing 2022 civic elections in the state capital. The BMC which has annual budget in excess of Rs 30,000 crore is being ruled by the Shiv Sena for over the past two decades.