He was speaking at a function to inaugurate a private hospital in a Mumbai suburb.
"I performed the ground-breaking ceremony of this hospital and today I inaugurated it. This is a rare occasion. I don't known whether the construction of the hospital took place at a greater speed or I remained as a chief minister for long," Fadnavis said.
The CM's remarks came at a time when the BJP is walking the tightrope to bear with the Shiv Sena, the recalcitrant constituent of the BJP-led NDA government, which is playing the politics of oneupmanship in the upcoming bypolls.
The Sena has fielded late BJP MP Chintaman Wanga's son against the BJP nominee for the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll, scheduled later this month.
The BJP has announced withdrawal of its nominee from the race, which virtually gives a walkover to Vishwajeet.
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