Nagpur, October 16: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is extensively campaigning across the state for the upcoming assembly polls, launched a blistering attack against the Congress-NCP combine while addressing an election rally in Nagpur. Fadnavis said the desperation of the Opposition-led alliance is "exposed" as they are making "unrealistic promises" to sway the electorate. Congress, NCP Release Joint Poll Manifesto For Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019, Promise 80% Jobs For Locals.
Fadnavis, who is likely to continue as Chief Minister if the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition retains power, said his government is working pragmatically to develop the state while also ensuring welfare of all sections of the society. His political rivals, on the other hand, have promised doles which the exchequer could not bear, he alleged.
"There are only two things that Congress-NCP have left out of their election manifesto. First, that they will build a Taj Mahal for every family and second, that they will get plots of land on the moon for every family," said Fadnavis, who is contesting from the Nagpur South West constituency.
Update by ANI:
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, in Nagpur: There are only two things that Congress-NCP have left out of their election manifesto. First, that they will build a Taj Mahal for every family and second, that they will get plots of land on the moon for every family. pic.twitter.com/UhkK1u9yFX
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The war of words has intensified between top political leaders in the poll-bound state, with NCP president Sharad Pawar accusing the government of exhibiting apathy towards the agrarian cause over the last five years.
"No section of the society is happy with BJP-Shiv Sena rule. People in rural areas tell me that they have not suffered anything worse than this rule of BJP-Shiv Sena. 16,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra in the last five years," Pawar said while addressing a rally in Mumbai earlier in the day.