BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar, who are also leaders of opposition in the state assembly and state council respectively, visited cyclone Tauktae affected areas of Raigad.
Accompanied by local leaders from BJP, Fadnavis and Darekar began their three-day tour by visiting cyclone-hit areas of Raigad district such as Alibaug, Roha and Mahad and spoke with affected residents. Fadnavis demanded speedy assessment of damages caused by the cyclone. Fishermen have been the most affected as their boats have been damaged, he said.
The Raigad district alone has suffered huge damage to around 8 to 10,000 houses along with schools, horticulture, hospitals and the network of the power supply owned by the state power utility has been disturbed and many villages are without power supply, Fadnavis informed.
Fadnavis and other BJP leaders had a meeting with the state government officials at the Raigad district collector’s office. Later, he said people of Konkan were yet to receive any financial assistance despite an announcement by the state government, for the damages caused due to cyclone nisarga last year.
While Fadnavis and Darekar were on the visit to Raigad district, BJP decided to depute ex-minister Ashish Shelar to conduct a tour of Palghar district on Thursday. He will be visiting areas of Dahanu, Arnala and Saatpati accompanying the local BJP leaders.
Meanwhile, Keshav Upadhye, chief spokesman asked where Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been. “Fadnavis, Darekar in Konkan. CM also wipes tears of cyclone hit people but just on screen,” he chided.