At each of his rallies in the first phase of the yatra, Fadnavis tried to woo people, mostly farmers, by reiterating that his government has invested Rs 50,000 crore in agriculture sector in the past five years.
While the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra can claim satisfaction for doing everything possible to ensure payment by mills — and before state polls, hardly three months away — that sentiment isn’t really echoed on the ground.
With heavy overnight rains paralysing normal life in Mumbai, Deputy Speaker Vijay Auti on Tuesday allowed the Opposition to move an adjournment motion over it. Fadnavis, replying to the motion, said he was deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the (Malad) tragedy.
In March this year, the state government, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, in an attempt to woo the middle class had decided to waive the property tax for residential houses measuring up to 500 sq ft.
The BMC has issued order to shut 29 bridges for repair and reconstruction. The Railways, too, is undertaking repair works on 199-foot overbridges and road bridges. The closure of these bridges has severely restricted traffic, leading to massive snarls on certain stretches.