Devendra Fadnavis denies Hegde's claims saying that no such policy decision has been taken by him as CM. All such allegations seem to be false. The brother parties need to be patient enogh to know the truth first and then react.
Mumbai, December 02: BJP leader Ananth K Hegde in Uttara Kannada yesterday appraisingly degraded the Maharashtra's political situation saying CM Devendra Fadnavis became a CM for a day and half to save the misuse of funds. "Why did he do this drama? Didn't we know that we don't have majority and yet he became CM", poor he said, weaving a trap for himself, wanting people to wonder around asking everyone.
"You all know our man in Maharashtra became CM for 80 hours. Then, Fadnavis resigned. A CM has access to around Rs 40,000 cr from Centre. He knew if Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena govt comes to power it would misuse funds meant for development. So it was decided that there should be a drama. Fadnavis became CM and in 15 hrs he moved Rs40,000 cr back to Centre", he said on Saturday while addressing the forum.
Playing too soon and trapping the unnecessary means, the NCP has uproared dragging Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the scene. "The PM will have to resign if there is truth in BJP MP Ananthkumar Hegde's claim that Devendra Fadnavis was made CM last month despite lacking majority only to protect Rs 40,000 crore central funds from being misused", the NCP said on Monday.
Former Union minister Hegde, known for making controversial statements, on Saturday sought to give a new twist to the last month's political drama in Maharashtra, claiming it was played out to ensure that the funds meant for development works were protected. Reacting to it, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said, "It is impossible for the state government to return Rs 40,000 crore to the Centre. If at all it is true, then Prime Minister Modi will have to step down from his post. He will have to submit his resignation".
"It is not an injustice to just Maharashtra but to other states as well. People from states like Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala will not tolerate such injustice," Malik told. Hegde claimed Fadnavis was made chief minister of Maharashtra last month despite lacking majority only to protect Rs 40,000 crore central funds under the CM's control from being misused.
While Devendra Fadnavis has himself denied the claims saying that no such policy decision has been taken by him as CM, all such allegations seem to be false and that it is too soon for the ruling party ally to comment over the situation. Bharatiya Janata Party is known for its robust ideology, truth and its commitment. Knowing this, the brother parties need to be patient enogh to know the truth first and then react.
Sena president Thackeray was on Thursday sworn in as chief minister, after his party came together with the NCP and Congress to form government in the state. The three parties forged an alliance after the Sena fell out with pre-poll ally BJP over sharing the chief ministerial post.