Mumbai, August 18: ‘I am still the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and not going anywhere’, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionaries and leaders at the state executive body meeting. Focusing on the 2019 polls, CM Fadnavis said that ‘No has the power to destabilize our government, and further, the big battle for our party would be 2019 polls.'
Dismissing the speculation of moving to Delhi Cabinet, CM Fadnavis sent a loud and clear message that he will continue to hold the CMship until the 2019 Assembly elections. ‘No has the power to destabilize our government, and further, the big battle for our party would be 2019 polls,’ CM said.
Further, he said that “My request to you is do not believe the media, but have faith in the BJP’s functioning... I am still the Chief Minister and not going anywhere. There is no possibility of my being called to Delhi, as of now. Raosaheb Danve will also continue as the state unit’s president. We have won the elections under his leadership,” said Fadnavis.
As the executive meeting discussed various aspects, one of them was about the farmers’ waiver loan; slamming the protests CM Fadnavis said that “Such protests are nothing but an attempt to spread chaos. What do statements like we will not allow you to unfurl the national flag mean? That is betrayal, and we will not allow this,” said Fadnavis.
Questioning the former governments like Congress and NCP Fadnavis said “I would like to meet anyone who can explain to me the good economics in handing over a loan waiver of Rs1.25 lakh Crore to all farmers. Which state will be able to survive such a burden? The Congress and NCP government gave a waiver of maximum Rs8,500 Crore in their tenure, and they question our waiver of Rs34,000 crore,” Fadnavis said.