Uddhav playing ‘drought politics’: Rane

Industries Minister and former Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane criticized Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray for “politicizing” the drought situation in the state

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:May 14, 2012 1:08 am

Industries Minister and former Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane on Sunday criticized Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray for “politicizing” the drought situation in the state.

Thackeray and his son Aaditya have been touring the state to meet people in villages hit by water scarcity in Thane,Yavatmal and Western Maharashtra.

After Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recently led an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but failed to get any assurance regarding a relief package,Thackeray had said the Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar should intervene in the matter and the Chief Minister should have waited in New Delhi until a package was announced.

Thackeray,during a visit to Yavatmal where he met the family of a farmer who committed suicide,also urged people not to vote for the Congress-led alliance.

“Uddhav Thackeray should first understand the issue and then talk about it. No leader is doing politics over drought,but Shiv Sena is doing it,” said Rane.

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