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Aghadi government revolves only around sons, daughters and nephews Criticised BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar

Aghadi government revolves only around sons, daughters and nephews Criticised BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar

Aghadi government revolves only around sons, daughters and nephews*
*Criticised BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar

Today marks the second anniversary of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state. If one has to describe the alliance government’s journey over the last two years, it will not be an exaggeration to state that the government has only revolved around the interests of “sons, daughters and nephews”, criticised BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar.

BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar held a press conference at the state BJP office on Sunday on the occasion of two years of the alliance government. On this occasion, citing reference from one of the popular Marathi play Teen Paishacha Tamasha, he criticised the government stating that this alliance government is like Teen Pakshancha Tamasha (three party extravaganza). I do not want to criticise anyone personally. Also today I do not wish to make any accusations or criticisms. Today is indeed a day of expressing pain and grief. I am simply voicing the countless pains that Maharashtra and its people have experienced in the last two years. A few years ago, a Marathi play Teen Paishacha Tamasha became popular. And today this government is also playing the same Teen Paishacha Tamasha drama with the people of the state. Brutal, harsh and inhumane attempts have been made by this to gain power and wealth. Instead of being people-centric government, this government has focused on sons, daughters and nephews. I am only voicing this pain.

We have no complaints about it, one can definitely wish one’s children to do a good job and grow in their careers and that success must be achieved under their leadership. There is nothing wrong with wanting to desire and working towards its implementation. There is nothing wrong in wanting one’s son to get involved and settle in politics. But if we look at the decisions taken in the state, we will realise that those decisions have only contributed towards maligning the image of Maharashtra. Sadly the image of this state – pub, peg, party and penguin – went before the entire world. When Mumbaikars were asking for the suburban train travel to resume, pubs and bars were started. When people demanded opening up of religious places, out of sheer love for their son, bars were opened. Anil Deshmukh was made the home minister for the love of his daughter and then series of events like recoveries, dealings with matka kings and bookies, factionalism in the police force, corruption in transfers and the likes began in the state. This is Maharashtra’s grief.

Out of sheer love for his nephew, the nephew was given an important place in the government. How do we even begin to narrate this nephews dealings? The central investigating agencies revealed that he possesses benami properties worth Rs 1000 crore. Where did this wealth come from? His modus operandi which was brought to light – co-operative factory is opened by procuring land from the government, electricity and other facilities are procured from the government at concessional rates, money is got from the farmers but it is shown that the factory is at a loss, then the bank holds an auction of the factory which is once again bought back by this nephew only.

The common man has not benefitted from this government. The egoistic, irrational and insensitive approach of the government lasted for two years. When people demanded a reduction of tax on petrol and diesel, taxes on foreign liquor was reduced. Wineries were given subsidies, but no discussion on the plight of the farmers. An agency was paid an amount for an event which was held 20 years ago, but not ready to pay the agitating ST workers. Crores of rupees is given to Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, we are not against it, but schools are derived of grants. Schools are still shut, but school fees have been increased. The system of election of Sarpanch, who is directly elected from the people, is discontinued. Farmers are deprived of their voting rights in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee. Why are all the decisions taken against the interests of the people? These do not qualify as rational decisions.

*Government on an unconstitutional route*

“The government’s plan to appoint its own people as 16,000 Gram Panchayat administrators was rejected by the court. The court slammed the government, questioning, “What it did during the Corona pandemic for the migrant workers?” The court refused to accept the affidavit. The court also slammed the government for its decision of not holding exams for students of last year and forced to take the exam. The court revoked the direct appointment of the PMRD and forced the election to take place. The court has held the government to account in a number of cases. In some cases while the decisions of the government were either cancelled or revoked, in some other cases the courts slammed the government as the decisions did not fit the legal framework. The government is on an unconstitutional path, criticised MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar.

*Egoistic government*

‘I will not go to the Mantralaya, I will not hold any sessions. If you dare speak against me, you will be tonsured. You will be arrested irrespective whether you are a union minister or not. If you say anything bad about me, even an editor will be implicated in some old case. Such arrogant and egoistic is this government’.

*Insensitive government*

The government reached out to the farmers and said that Rs 50,000 will be paid to them but later announced and failed to even pay Rs 10,000 to them. Agitations took place for FRP, but this government did not accept FRP in three phases. The farmers who continued to work even during the difficult pandemic period, are getting deprived of electricity as the government is busy disconnecting their connections. The government is extremely insensitive about the atrocities faced by the women. Over 550 rape cases have been reported only in Mumbai in the last seven months. Other issues concerning ministers, youth union office bearers, minister resignations is all in public domain. Where is the Shakti Law, questioned MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar adding when will the admission to Grade XI end. The government could not maintain the reservation of the Maratha community in the court. What is the government’s role in it? Political reservation for the OBCs could not sustain in the court. What has the government decided about it? On every front the government is behaving in an insensitive manner. This grieves us, he said.


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