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BJP attacks previous UPA on eve of Maha govt's 4th anniversary


Press Trust of India Mumbai
On the eve of completion of four years of the Devendra Fadnavis government in office, the BJP in Maharashtra Tuesday said the ruling dispensation has "outperformed" the erstwhile "corrupt" Congress-led UPA regime on various fronts.
State Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Raosaheb Danve Tuesday said his party's government has almost doubled the investment in the agriculture sector, compared to the previous ruling combine.
"This government has outperformed the erstwhile 15-year-old regime of the Congress and the NCP which was full of corruption and administrative lethargy," he said in a statement.
Danve said his party won all the elections--ranging from the village level to urban local bodies--held in the last four years in the state on the basis of the performance of the state government.
He said the state government has so far completed 'Jalyukta' shivar works in 16,000 villages and more villages will benefit in the coming years.
"In the last four years, our government has taken all efforts to get permissions for the Shivaji memorial project from several Central departments. Similar permissions have been obtained for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's proposed memorial in Mumbai," he said.
The equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, touted as the world's largest, will come up in an island off the Mumbai coast while the memorial of Ambedkar will be built on the premises of now-defunct Indu Mills land in central Mumbai.
Danve said the infrastructure projects like Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway will benefit several districts in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of the state.
"The BJP government has also handled the social movements like Maratha Kranti Morcha. The government has shown its sensitivity as well as willingness to solve the issues of the community," he said.
Danve said Maharashtra has received FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) to the tune of Rs 3.36 lakh crore while a total of 1.19 crore beneficiaries were given loans worth Rs 59,746 crore under the Mudra scheme.
"The government has given Rs 51,000 crore worth aid to farmers in various forms and also relaxed several regulations, opening up more options to farmers for selling their produce," he said.

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 11:00 PM IST

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