Shiv Sena attacks Fadnavis government

By Meera Kalyani

On the occasion of the Maharashtra government’s fourth anniversary, Shiv Sena, in its mouth piece mouth piece Saamna, launched an attack on the Devendra Fadnavis government and criticized it over a number of issues.
Shiv Sena downplayed a number of achievement claimed by Fadnavi’s during his tenure and asked his government to look at issues such as malnutrition and Maratha reservation.

The editorial in Saamna published on Thursday, criticized the price rise, unemployment and ‘hollow work’. They also revealed statistics showing increased rate of malnutrition during Fadnavis tenure and also their silence over the Bhima-Koregaon violence, Maratha reservation march and social unrest.

The Shiv Sena also debunked the speculations of a possible alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming election and said, “In his fourth year, the chief minister has started talking about friendship and merger. He claims that come whatever, there will be coalition. He has said that to stop the fragmentation of Hindu votes. The merger is important. The key of Shiv Sena is not at BJP office but with lakhs of dictated Shiv Sainiks. Two years ago at the national committee meeting of the Shiv Sena, a resolution for fighting and winning Maharashtra elections alone was adopted unanimously.”

The editorial further claimed that the fifth year of the Maharashtra government will be marred with problems.