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Government in Maha will "change" after one yr: BJP minister

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

in has said the in the state will "change" after one year and asked pomegranate growers to put forward their demands "now".

"Get after us for your demands now because after one year, the will change. I will not discuss on what will happen ahead but I know what is going to happen.

"Whichever party's comes (in the state), it is their prime duty to help the farmers," he said.

was speaking at a on pomegranate organised here last week.

The made the statement after pomegranate growers listed their demands to him.

The is heading the Maharashtra's ruling coalition in which the and some other parties are partners.

The came to power in the state in 2014 after ending a 15-year-old long rule of the

The BJP and ties are far from cordial and the often criticises the senior partner over policy decisions and political issues.

Assembly polls in are due in the second half of 2019.

Late last year, had claimed his party would not win enough seats to form the next government in

He was proved wrong as the BJP won the December Assembly elections in the adjoining state though with a reduced margin.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 22:30 IST