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CM misleading Marathas on quota issue, says Rane


Says he’ll move a no-trust motion against Fadnavis govt in the next Assembly session

Mumbai: Slamming Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Maratha quota demand, senior Congress leader Narayan Rane said that Fadnavis was “misleading” the community. Rane also threatened the CM with a no-confidence motion in the next Assembly session.

Rane, who is a former CM of Maharashtra, said that Fadnavis was “lying” to the Maratha community. “The government has sought time to file an affidavit in the Maratha reservation case, but Fadnavis is making statements that they have not sought time from the honourable high court. Based on the order given by the court, it is clear that he is betraying the community. He is lying to save his post,” the Congress leader told reporters.

“We will move a no-confidence motion and privilege motion against the Chief Minister in the next Assembly session,” he said.

The Congress leader also criticised the Fadnavis government and said that the CM was trying to keep a clean image, but his cabinet was filled with corrupt ministers. “There are 14 ministers with corruption charges in his cabinet. The party (Bharatiya Janata Party) is enrolling hooligans; there is hooliganism happening all across the state,” he alleged.

Meanwhile, Rane held CM’s trusted aide and state medical education minister Girish Mahajan responsible for the law and order situation in Nashik in the aftermath of the rape in Talegaon. “Girish Mahajan is responsible for the violence and law and order situation in Talegaon as he made irresponsible statements,” Rane said.

“There are leaders such as Vishnu Savara, Sadabhau Khot and Mahadev Jankar, whose statements embarrass him and his government, but Fadnavis is giving clean chit to these garrulous and corrupt leaders,” the Congress leader said, while slamming the government for its “disappointing” performance in the last two years.