Modi government only ‘inaugurated, renamed’ projects of UPA : Shiv Sena

Apart from the note ban, nothing new has been done by the government, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:May 29, 2017 1:43 pm
Shiv sena, BJP, Modi government, Saamana, Indian Express News The Sena, a constituent of the NDA government, also asked if the common man and farmers, who were among the worst hit by demonetisation, were part of its third anniversary celebrations.

The Shiv Sena, a key ally of the BJP, today said the Narendra Modi government only “inaugurated and renamed” the projects started by the previous UPA dispensation and nothing new, barring demonetisation, has been achieved in its three years in office.

The Sena, a constituent of the NDA government, also asked if the common man and farmers, who were among the worst hit by demonetisation, were part of its third anniversary celebrations.

Apart from the note ban, nothing new has been done by the government, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

“Some important and big projects were started by the previous government and they were just being inaugurated and renamed with vigour,” it said, citing the examples of the Bhupen Hazarika Dhola–Sadiya bridge in Assam and the Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Modi government’s “bold and ambitious” decision to scrap high-value notes led to a lull in industrial activities and large-scale job cuts in the IT segment, the party said. The note-ban came as a blow to farmers, who are finding it hard to get agriculture loans ahead of the kharif season, the Marathi daily said.

It has been over six months since demonetisation was announced. The decision badly affected the district co-operative banks, which are a key source of farm loans. The government is happy over the bull run in the stock market, but appears unperturbed about distressed farmers and “destruction” of district co-operative banks, it said.

The Sena mouthpiece also hit out at the RBI over the scrapping of the high value notes. “Who gave the RBI the right to throw into dustbin the hard earned money of farmers?” it asked.

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    Sitaram
    May 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    Shiv sena seems to jel better with UPA, it is time they make the explicit move. They should feel free to become UPA.
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      Raja segaran
      May 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm
      "Apart from the note ban, nothing new has been done by the government, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'." THIS IS WORLD RENOWNED TRUTH. There is a SAY in TAmil, "NAIKKU VELAYILLAI, NIRKA NERAMILLAI", which means "DOG DOES NOT HAVE ANY WORK TO DO" and at the same time "IT DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO REST", this is what the REAL STATE OF AFFAIRS OF BELOVED PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI.
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        Sreenivasan
        May 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm
        Shiv Sena-BJP relationship cannot go further anywhere. A split is a natural solution. Because both cannot move together with same 'Hindutwa' slogans where it become necessary for the Sena to show that they are much stronger 'Hindutwa' propagators. It will not give them any rewards. On the contrary, their base will gradually get eroded because BJP can present themselves as a more charming 'Hindutwa' party and the carrots they can hold are in abundance. How can Shiv Sena survive in such an atmosphere where BJP can even claim that they have also a right Shivaji Maharaj's legacy ? So, just to survive Sena has to re-position itself as a party of the working Maharashtrians with no quarrels with workers of other States migrated into Maharashtra. They must take up trade union activities seriously and build a party with workers and employees as the core cons uent element in it's support base.
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          Pulimurugan
          May 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm
          How many cabinet ministers you want to reverse this findings? But sorry, no money making business in BJP cabinet? The problem is there. BMC is there... make as much as you can, as has been doing in the past two terms.
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