The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday turned the tables against the Congress-NCP questioning their commitment to minorities as maximum Wakf land deals were done during their regime in the last fifteen years.
Fadnavis said, “The Congress-NCP has no right to speak on the welfare of the Muslims. When Wakf land was sold instead of utilizing for social and charitable purpose, whose interest were they serving?.”
The opposition which has evoked the Muslim reservation bill to corner Fadnavis government in the budget session beginning Monday was at the receiving end as chief minister said, “The opposition has no right to talk about the Muslims. It was during the Congress and NCP government when Wakf land was generously sold to the private persons.” The Chief Minister asserted, “ My government is going to present an interim report on Wakf land and its misuse during the Congress-NCP government.” Fadnavis decision to expose the misuse of vast stretch of Wakf land which is sacrosanct to the community as it has to be used for social and charity purpose will expose the opposition which has pitched its campaign against government by dismissing it as anti-Muslim.
According to Fadnavis, the opposition has launched a mischievous campaign by trying to portray his government has scarped the Muslim reservation bill. Fadnavis said, “ My government is absolutely committed to the welfare of the Muslims. We had not scarped the ordinance. Nor are against bringing a bill. However, there are serious conflicts and legalities which will have to be resolved following various judgements in the apex courts.” I have already discussed the matter with AG and other legal luminaries and we are still working on the matter. A formal decision will be taken considering all aspects to ensure it withstands the legality in the courts.
The opposition on Sunday decided to boycott the customary tea party hosted by Chief Minister on the eve of the budget session to register their protest against government’s failure on critical sectors including agriculture crisis, law and order and minorities.
Fadnavis said, “I admit there are voices of protest amongst the farmers. But when we reviewed its come to notice that financial aid which was promised three years ago during Congress-NCP regime has not been received by the farmers.” To the contrary in the last three months out of the ninety lakh farmers shortlisted for the financial compensation are going to get by April ten. Almost sixty lakh farmers have already received the compensation. And remaining will get it by next months he assured.
Arguing, “The recurring drought coupled with climate change leading to hail storm and unseasonal rains have aggravated the agrarian crisis in state. But government is rising to address the concerns with same urgency.”
Fadnavis said, “The government will introduce fifteen bills including the most important Right to Service Act in the budget session commencing from Monday.” He said, “ The government is committed to fulfill all the promises made before coming to power on both social and economic sectors.” All the colleges which had indulged in financial scams to swindle funds from government by bogus enrollment of tribal and backwards students and depriving the genuine ones of scholarships will be served the notice and strict action would be taken. Arguing, “ The reservation to dhangar community (shepherd) which was promised was being pursued and would be taken to logical end.”
On law and order, Fadnavis said, “ Massive manhunt is underway based on the leads to nab those who killed Comrade Govind Pansare. There are twenty team working on the case.