Mumbai: NCP today attacked the Devendra Fadnavis government, saying that despite being stable, it was the weakest and the most indecisive government till date. “The present government has an absolute majority on the floor of the House with 122 BJP and 63 Shiv Sena legislators. Never before a government had such numbers after 1980. Still, it is the weakest and the most indecisive. Neglect of farmers is the highlight of its tenure,” Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare said.
Tatkare was interacting with reporters here during a press programme organised by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh to mark the completion of one year in office of the BJP-Sena government. “To implement their populist announcements of scrapping of toll and Local Body Tax, the government hiked imposed taxes,” Tatkare said.
“Concessions were given only to a certain section of the society. But taxes were imposed on all,” he said. The NCP state chief further said, “The Fadnavis government can’t blame the previous Congress-NCP regime for all problems and hide its own failures”.
Tatkare said Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ referred to the decision of hike taxes on petrol and diesel as pickpocketing. “However, it is not yet known if Sena’s five Cabinet ministers approved the decision in the Cabinet meeting. Is Shiv Sena too a party to the pickpocketing,” he asked. Congress-NCP too had their share of differences while ruling the state, he said.
“We too had a difference of opinion on certain issues but did not let that come the in way of implementing people-oriented welfare schemes. The administration was not impacted,” he added.