Aurangabad: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Ashok Chavan on Tuesday said “achhe din” would be possible only after the government led by the BJP is thrown out of power.
“The BJP, which had promised achhe din to voters, has offered only lip service to people during its three years of rule. The government has failed miserably on different fronts,” he told reportes here.
The former CM alleged that the state has become more debt-ridden during the BJP rule. “Days are not far when Maharashtra would top the list of debt-ridden states in the country due to mismanagement,” he said.
The senior Congress leader also slammed the BJP’s alliance partner Shiv Sena, saying that people have lost faith in the party. “Sena ministers remain quiet during every cabinet meeting and criticise the government policies in public. People are fed up with such double standards,” he said.
The MPCC chief also sought an explanation from the government over different inquires being carried out in alleged irregularities in the irrigation sector during the previous government.
“The BJP came to power by highlighting alleged scams in irrigation sector and different inquiries are under way. We have no objection to inquiries, but we have apprehensions that the BJP is trying to gain political mileage in the name of such inquiries,” said Chavan.
He accused the BJP-led government in Maharashtra for giving a clean-chit to some of its ministers and leaders before following due procedure of law.
Chavan minced no words while criticising the BJP rule at the Centre. Mocking at the ‘Make In India’ movement of the Modi government, he said, “The central scheme has reduced to Fake In India owing to hollow promises and failed efforts.”
On demonetisation of big currencies on November 8 last year, Chavan said it was a failed measure and caused hardship to people instead of exposing black money. “The RBI data substantiates failure of demonetisation. We will observe Black Day on November 8 to protest against the failed policy,” he added.