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Mumbai takes centre stage in BJP’S Vision-2014 for state

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2013 10:15 IST
Dharmendra Jore

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a special focus on the city’s basic infrastructure needs, something the Congress-NCP government has not been able to plan and execute in the last 14 years, the party claims.

The city’s infrastructure will feature prominently in the party’s ‘Vision 2014 for Maharashtra’, a research programme launched by the BJP. Ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis has appointed ex-BJP national executive analyst Vishwash Pathak to head the task force.

Pathak, who has experience in corporate, finance and legal areas, worked on policy research during the tenure of exBJP president Nitin Gadkari.
Fadnavis has asked him to rope in experts from important sectors to author the document in next four months.

“The current government lacks vision and it has been dragging its feet… it lacks good governance,” Fadnavis told HT from Nagpur on Monday.

“Our vision document will enable us to envisage a better tomorrow for the state because we have failed in rural and urban sectors including water resources, transport, agriculture, education, and women and child welfare.”

Fadnavis said that the state faces innumerable problems, which the incumbent ruling parties have failed to resolve miserably.

“Our vision document will not only help us understand the problems in every sector but also give us direction in which we need to proceed,” he said.

In case of Mumbai, Fadnavis said that it was the BJP-Shiv Sena’s vision of having crucia projects such as the 55 flyovers Bandra-Worli sea link and Pune expressway that ensured much relief. “The Congress-NCP has been dragging its feet over the trans-harbour link for many years. It has also failed to start the next stage of sea link,” he said