Khadse blasts DF for 'politicising' drought

Updated on Apr 22, 2004 08:41 PM IST

BJP leader Eknath Khadse blasted Cong-led DF govt for "politicising" the severe drought in various parts of Maharashtra by "selling" the affected people food grains received free of cost from Centre.

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BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Thursday blasted the Congress-led DF government for "politicising" the severe drought in various parts of Maharashtra by "selling" the affected people food grains received free of cost from Centre.

"The state has failed to lift 1.50 lakh metric tonne, out of the total four lakh m.T. Food grains supplied by the Centre", he alleged at a press conference here.

The state government was however, "selling" the food grains to the people from the affected areas, the BJP leader claimed.

Khadse also came down heavily on ruling DF leaders for levelling "baseless" charges against Sena-BJP leaders in connection with the fake stamp-paper racket.

"They (DF) are in power, instead of levelling charges they should register cases and arrest the saffron combine leaders", Khadse challenged the state government.

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