Sena, BJP speaking in different voices, says Maha Congress

Mumbai, Sept 24: The Maharashtra unit of Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was no cohesion between ruling coalition allies BJP and Shiv Sena in the state. The party further alleged that Sena had no say in the state government and the party, which does politics of Marathi pride, had been brought to its knees.

“The government, which came to power last year on the promise of maximum governance, has shown in the last one year that there was no governance,” Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said. He cited instances of senior Shiv Sena leader and industries minister Subhash Desai leading a delegation to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and another Sena minister, Ravindra Waikar, writing to the chief minister criticising a decision.

Sena on Wednesday criticised the government’s move to scrap an earlier decision to sanction new colleges and divisions. Waikar, minister of state for higher and technical education, has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in this regard. Desai had led a delegation which demanded a reduction in the power tariff for steel manufacturing units.