Congress' Ashok Chavan says time has come for people to vote out BJP-Sena govt in Maharashtra
Congress leader Ashok Chavan said the BJP-Shiv Sena government has 'held common citizens and farmers to ransom' by making false promises.
Ashok Chavan said the time has come for people to vote the BJP-led out of power.
Chavan said the state government has "held common citizens and farmers to ransom.
Chavan was addressing a Banjara community rally in Solapur district.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan on Sunday accused the BJP-led government in the state of "holding common citizens and farmers to ransom" and said the time has come for people to vote it out of power.
Addressing a Banjara community rally in Solapur district, around 350 kilometres from Mumbai, the former chief minister said the Fadnavis government has "failed" to solve the problems being faced by farmers. Chavan said the BJP-Shiv Sena government has "held common citizens and farmers to ransom" by making false promises.
"At a time when farmers are committing suicide, the government is in deep slumber," the Lok Sabha MP from Nanded alleged.
Chavan said the Banjara community has always supported the Congress and assured the party would stand by them.
Senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the community's youths have rallied behind the Opposition party.
"Youths in the community are educating themselves and doing well," he said.
Notably, this comes amid the ongoing border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka that witnessed states’ leaders taking digs at each other
Shinde's rebellion in June had brought down the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, and he was sworn in as chief minister with the support of the BJP
Uddhav Thackeray back to the saffron fold? His defence of Savarkar against Rahul Gandhi’s remarks says so
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has an alliance with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, as part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi