The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, engirdled the Maharashtra incumbent Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, on latter’s failure to contain the spread of deadly Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. The former CM of the state addressed media in a video press conference and questioned Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA) government in the state over their continuous failure.
Fadnavis alleged that Thackeray government’s “indecisive” attitude has made the residents of Maharashtra bear the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic. He held the coalition government and dependence on bureaucracy responsible for the state government’s indecisiveness in handling the deadly virus disaster in the state.
“Of course, coalition government is the reason behind the indecisiveness of this government. I think there is a large scale dependence on bureaucracy. Political leadership has to take decisions. What decision political leadership can take, bureaucracy can’t take that decision,” asserted Fadnavis in the video press conference on Thursday, May 21.
The Leader of Opposition (LoP) in state assembly accused CM Uddhav Thackeray of being scared to take decision. “What will happen if the decisions go wrong?” is holding back Uddhav Thackeray from coordinating effectively with other MVA parties as well as with bureaucracy, alleged Fadnavis.
Speaking over the exodus of migrant workers from the state, Fadnavis blamed a number of state government’s failure and mismanagement for it. He revealed that the state government made strategical errors while dealing with supply chain. He stated that due to improper decentralisation of supply chain, migrant workers failed to get any support from the government and left with the only choice to march towards their home town.
Fadnavis made a very serious allegation on the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP led MVA government in the state of remaining as a spectator while thousands left the state.
“Thousands of people were walking on Maharashtra roads but nobody stopped them. No one asked them why they were leaving the state. There were no arrangements for them. What does it mean? It means that the government wanted them to go,” Fadnavis made the allegations against the Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government.
The skyrocketing toll of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is worrying the nation, while Thackeray government seems to be struggling to control it. On Thursday, May 21, the statistics showed worrisome figures of COVID-19 confirmed positive cases in the state. The confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra has crossed 41,642 cases, with active cases of 28,462 wherein 1454 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 pandemic in the state.