BJP-Shiv Sena govt 'expert' at making announcements, record in implementing programmes poor: Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat

  • The BJP-Shiv Sena government is an 'expert' in making announcements and its record in implementing programmes has been poor, said state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat

  • He said the crop loan waiver scheme announced by the government more than two years ago has failed to alleviate the suffering of farmers in the state, which goes to the polls in the next few months

  • Speaking to reporters in Amravati, Thorat said, 'Not a single announcement made by the state government has been fulfilled in the last five years'

Mumbai: The BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra is an "expert" in making announcements and its record in implementing programmes has been poor, state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat said on Monday.

 BJP-Shiv Sena govt expert at making announcements, record in implementing programmes poor: Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat

File image of senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat. News18 Lokmat

He said the crop loan waiver scheme announced by the government more than two years ago has failed to alleviate the suffering of farmers in the state, which goes to the polls in the next few months.

Speaking to reporters in Amravati, around 600 kilometres from Mumbai, Thorat said, "Not a single announcement made by the state government has been fulfilled in the last five years.

"The Congress is holding a pol khol yatra across the state to expose the government's false promises. Thorat launched the Congress' yatra from Amravati to counter Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis `Mahajanadesh Yatra', which also started from the same district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

"The crop loan waiver scheme has failed to ease the pain of farmers. The Shiv Sena is holding marches against crop insurance companies, but it did not utter a word on the issue in the assembly, Thorat alleged.

"Unemployment is growing in the state, but the government is keen on favouring corporates and builders, the former minister said.

Updated Date: Aug 27, 2019 08:23:56 IST