Ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena to ‘corner’ Government

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jul 2018 09:17:19


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Sena legislators demand shifting of proposed Nanar Refinery Project from Konkan to Vidarbha

The legislators of Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partner, said that they would ‘corner’ the State Government over failure in resolving various issues concerning farmers and deteriorating law and order situation.

“We, as elected representatives of people, shall question the Government over failure in providing relief to farmers,” said Neelam Gorhe, senior leader and MLC of Shiv Sena, while addressing a press conference at party office in Vidhan Bhavan premises here on Wednesday. She and other Shiv Sena legislators including Sunil Prabhu and Adv Anil Parab also reiterated their opposition to Nanar Refinery Project and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train.

Gorhe alleged that around 70 per cent of cotton-growers affected due to crop damage caused by pink bollworm attack had not received compensation till date. Farmers are committing suicide as many of them have not received benefits of loan waiver.

Bank officials are molesting wives of farmers and three such incidents have been reported in the State so far at Akola, Yavatmal and Buldhana. Innocent people have been killed by mobs at Dhule, Ahmednagar, Malegaon, Nasik, and Aurangabad due to misleading posts on social media and the Government has failed in curbing the menace, she alleged. “On all these issues, we will corner the Government and try to get justice delivered to the people,” she added.

Quoting a statement of ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, Gorhe reiterated the demand of scrapping of Mumbai-Ahemdabad Bullet Train project. On the issue of Nanar Refinery Project, she demanded that the Chief Minister must consider demand of shifting the project to Vidarbha. Replying to a question regarding problems with medicine supplies under Public Health Department, which is with Shiv Sena, Gorhe said that Shiv Sena legislators would raise this issue also in the House. However, she quickly added, the officials had to be blamed for problems in medicine supply.

Adv Parab said that Shiv Sena legislators would compel the Government to take decisions in the interest of farmers. Prabhu flayed the Government for arresting Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) Chairman and Managing Director but not taking action against Chanda Kocchar, former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank, over loan fraud.
Ravindra Fatak and Shivaji Darade also were present on the occasion.