MPCC chief Nana Patole alleges, Ajit Pawar harassed Congress MLAs, ministers by stopping development funds
Amid deepening political turmoil in Maharashtra, state Congress president Nana Patole on Thursday accused Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar of obstructing the development funds of Congress MLAs and ministers. Patole’s statement was in the context of some rebel Shiv Sena MLAs targeting the NCP for denying development funds. The NCP and Congress are part of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
Ajit Pawar is the finance minister of the state. “Ajit Pawar has harassed Congress MLAs and ministers as well. We opposed these gimmicks and said that the government is for the welfare of the people. Our opposition to such a strategy was not political,” Patole said.
When asked about Patole’s allegation, senior NCP leader and minister Chhagan Bhujbal rubbished his remarks, saying, “Even within parties, leaders complain against each other. So it is not something that can be taken seriously.” The MVA government is on the verge of collapse after Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde rebelled against the party and went to Guwahati in Assam with some rebel MLAs.
Rebel Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsat has written a letter to CM Thackeray, claiming that Shinde took the step of going against the party leadership as Shiv Sena MLAs, who faced “humiliation” for the past two and a half years, persuaded him to do so. , In the letter, Shirsat also said that Shinde opened doors for party MLAs to listen to their grievances, development works in their constituencies and related fund issues and problems with allies Congress and NCP.
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, MPCC chief Nana Patole alleges, Ajit Pawar harassed Congress MLAs, ministers by stopping development funds
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