Chavan, a former chief minister, said the Union and state government’s flagship schemes, like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’, respectively, have failed and the state government has not provided data pertaining to the two schemes.
Chavan also blamed the government of selling the people a 'daydream' of becoming a 5 trillion dollar economy, while saying that in reality, the country's economy was worsening with every passing quarter.
“Nobody’s questioning the patriotism and competence of our armed forces. We complement them. But the question being raised is, what did we achieve through the air strikes. Were we able to destroy the network of terror? I don’t think so. No answer has come,” he said.
“The BJP has been ruling in Maharashtra for the last four and-a-half years. It has also completed five years at the Centre. If they wanted to take action against leaders of the Congress and NCP, then they would have done that," Chavan said.
There has been speculation that Pravin Gaikwad, Maratha leader who was associated with Sambhaji Brigade and Peasants and Workers Party, will be the Congress candidate from Pune as he has been meeting senior Congress leaders in Delhi and Mumbai.
Mounting the attack for the Congress, former CM Prithviraj Chavan too targeted Fadnavis over the report. “The Centre itself has exposed how the state government’s claim of Maharashtra being the startup capital is nothing but bluster,” he said.
A day after his party's uncharacteristically peaceful agitation against toll plazas in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray was on Thursday (February 13) back in his element, warning of "wreaking havoc" at houses of toll contractors who use force to collect the levy.