The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday, July 27, took a dig at the tri-party alliance government in Maharashtra led by Shiv Sena supremo, Uddhav Thackeray, in mishandling the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The saffron party’s national president, JP Nadda, addressed the state BJP working committee on Monday and emphasized that the party workers must remain determined to come back in power in Maharashtra on its own strength.
The meeting was held via video conferencing, attended by BJP’s top brass leaders including Union Ministers, Prakash Javadekar & Piyush Goyal, and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. The other prominent faces from Maharashtra, Chandrakant Patil, former BJP state president and state cabinet minister, and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president and BJP’s Member of Parliament (MP), Poonam Mahajan, also attended the meeting. Nadda commended the timely response of BJP led central government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, in combating COVID-19 impact on the nation.
या बैठकीत माझ्यासोबत मा. देवेंद्र फडणवीस जी, मा. पियुष जी, मा. प्रकाश जावडेकर जी, मा. विजया रहाटकर ताई, मा. पूनम महाजन जी, मा. प्रवीण दरेकर जी आणि आणि प्रदेश कार्यकारिणीमधील सर्व सदस्य विविध ठिकाणांहून डिजिटल माध्यमातून सहभागी झाले.
— Chandrakant Patil (@ChDadaPatil) July 27, 2020
The party’s national supreme leader, decried the bizarre performance of the Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra comprising Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP (Nationalist Congress Party), in countering the lethal virus contagion in the state. Nadda appreciated the efforts of BJP workers in the state who helped the common men in dealing with the deadly virus pandemic. He appealed to the party workers to spread the word about drastic failure of Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government in dealing with the Corona Virus outbreak in the state.
He reaffirmed that the party workers must be committed to bring back the saffron party in power on its own strength. Earlier on Sunday, July 26, Shiv Sena supremo and sitting Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, had challenged BJP to topple his government in the state as the latter, allegedly, tried doing that in Madhya Pradesh and currently in Rajasthan.
“Those who say that this government will fall by August or September, I just want to say, those who want to bring down my government, do it right away. Bring it down today during my interview. Then I will look into it,” asserted CM Thackeray while expressing his thoughts in an interview with Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamana. He added that his government is like a three wheeler auto rickshaw (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) of which the steering is held by him “for the poor people”.
“I know this government is running in a three wheeler like an auto rickshaw but for the poor people the steering is in my hand and the other two are sitting behind supporting. What about the Central Government? How many wheels they have? Last time when I went for an (National Democratic Alliance) NDA meeting, it got 30-35 wheels (parties) like a train,” CM Thackeray said while making a sharp attack on BJP.