Devendra Fadnavis takes a dig at Shiv Sena's loss in Nanded, suggests introspection for 'those laid down by electorate'

Mumbai: Taking a dig at the Shiv Sena over its performance in the recently held Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation polls, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said it was time for introspection for those who were laid low by the electorate.

Fadnavis said that until now, the Congress and the Shiv Sena were holding the reigns of power in that civic body.

"The Congress was first, Sena second, MIM third, fourth NCP and BJP was last with just two seats and three percent vote share.

File image of Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

File image of Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

"This years polls saw BJP win six seats and its vote share rose to 25 percent, whereas the Congress vote share rose from 38 per cent to 46 percent," Fadnavis said, speaking to reporters at his official residence 'Varsha'.

He said that although the Congress won 73 seats, the rise was of just 25 seats.

"However, it is time for introspection for those who have been laid down by the electorate," he said.

Fadnavis announced that from 18 October, the state government will begin depositing credit money into 10 lakh accounts of farmers in the first phase of its Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana.

"Eight percent of the farmers will get the loan waiver amounts credited into their accounts by 15 November," he said.

"The rest 20 percent applications are such where the Aadhar numbers have not been provided or linked or submitted along with the application forms," he added.

He said that about one crore registered applications were received. The 10 lakh farmers will get Rs 1.50 lakh loan waiver amount deposited in their accounts.

Fadnavis said that in 2016 the state's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 10 percent and in 2017 too it is expected to be around 8 to 10 per cent.

Replying to queries on effect of loan waiver on the state's economy, Fadnavis admitted that there will be some pressure on the finances, but added that the impressive GDP figures has maintained the fiscal space, within which the government will have to raise funds.

Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017 22:36 PM

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