On October 31, the state government declared drought in 151 talukas in 26 of the 36 districts in the state.
"Beed district has been especially neglected. The chief minister is not holding review meetings here. May be because district guardian minister (Pankaja Munde, his estranged cousin) is not in the country," the NCP leader said.
The drought looming over the state is worse than the one in 1972, but the government is yet to provide financial assistance and arrange supply of drinking water and fodder, he claimed.
The opposition will not let the state legislature function during the coming winter session until the government concedes its demand of assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers, waiver of their electricity bills and supply of water tankers and fodder, Munde said.
When contacted for his reaction on Munde's allegation, Fadnavis said all relief measures that are necessary during a drought are being taken.
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