Mumbai, December 2: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut reacted sharply on BJP lawmaker Anantkumar Hegde's claims that Devendra Fadnavis was made Maharashtra chief minister despite not having a majority to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore from being misused. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called it “treachery with Maharashtra. "BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde says Devendra Fadanvis as CM for 80 hours, moved Maharashtra’s Rs 40,000 cr to Centre? This is treachery with Maharashtra,” Raut tweeted. Devendra Fadnavis Rejects Anantkumar Hegde's Claim Over Rs 40,000 Crore Fund From Centre.
Hegde had claimed that Fadnavis was made Maharashtra Chief Minister to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore, from being “misused” by the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore from being misused.
"You all know our man in Maharashtra became Chief Minister for 80 hours. Then, Fadnavis resigned. Why did he do this drama? Didn’t we know that we don’t have majority and yet he became Chief Minister? This is the question everyone is asking” Hegde said in Uttar Kannada on Sunday.
The MP from Uttara Kannada said that the BJP staged a “drama” to move the money to the central government. "A chief minister has access to around Rs 40,000 crore from the Centre. He knew if Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena government comes to power it would misuse funds meant for development. So, it was decided that there should be a drama. Fadnavis became chief minister and in 15 hours he moved Rs 40,000 crore back to Centre,” Hegde added.
Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister on November 23 while NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as his deputy, in a major political surprise. However, on November 26, Fadnavis announced his resignation a day before the floor test. The Supreme Court had ordered a floor test in the state assembly. On November 28, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the state’s chief minister as he and Maha Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress) leaders were sworn-in at Dadar's Shivaji Park.