CM Fadnavis attacks Sena over corruption, dares Uddhav ‘saheb’ to disclose wealth
Taking another dig at former ally over alleged corruption, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday dared Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to disclose his personal wealth.
“Will Saheb (Uddhav) disclose his wealth?” Fadnavis said at a poll rally in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.
“I am in politics since last 25 years but my wealth hasn’t increased,” he said.
Fadnavis said the Sena has only one policy that of getting rich in the name of fighting for cause of ‘Marathi Manoos’.
“Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones on others houses,” the CM said, responding to Sena’s allegation of corruption when he was Nagpur mayor.
A few days back, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya had also demanded that Uddhav declare his financial assets.
“The middle Vaitarna dam was named after late Balasaheb Thackeray at the Sena’s behest but there was inordinate delay and huge cost overrun in the project work. Who’s to blame for this?” the CM asked.
Fadnavis even claimed that a Shiv Sena union functionary worked against the workers’ interests in Cambata Aviation issue. “Even today, that company pays money to 22 shakha pramukhs of the Sena,” he said.
Shiv Sena and BJP, ruling alliance partners, could not work out a tie-up for Mumbai elections this time, allegedly due to disagreement over seat sharing.
While BJP is the ruling party in the Centre and in Maharashtra, Sena is the senior alliance partner in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, where the parties have been in power for over two decades.
Since the alliance fell through, Sena has hinted that it will withdraw support to the state government, which could lead to mid-term elections.