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Cong release Fadnavis cartoon about govt corruption

The cartoon depicts Fadnavis shielding his ministers by giving them a ‘clean chit’.

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2018 00:39 IST
Surendra P Gangan
Surendra P Gangan
Hindustan Times
Fadnavis,DEvendra Fadnavis,Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (HT Photo)

Resorting to a cartoon as a medium of expression to take on the corruption of ministers in power, the Congress released a drawing which depicted the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis as a guardian of dirty politicians. The cartoon depicts Fadnavis shielding his ministers by giving them a ‘clean chit’.

The opposition party has alleged that despite adequate proof of corruption against many ministers, the BJP-led government, which has been boasting of transparent governance, has taken no action.

A day after the opposition demanded the resignation of cooperation minister Subhas Deshmukh for allegedly participating in land grabbing, the Congress released the cartoon. The party has alleged that by not taking action against the corrupt ministers, the government has proved its hypocrisy and double standards. “The CM has been talking about the transparent and people-friendly government, but despite of the proved involvement, he has not taken action against any of his ministers in the last four years. This has established that the government is corrupt,” said party general secretary Sachin Sawant.

Sawant said that many ministers faced corruption charges in the last four years and the opposition proved them by giving evidence on various forums, but no action was taken. “The CM was discriminative in action as a few (like former revenue minister Eknath Khadse) faced the axe for the corruption charges, but other were shielded conveniently. It is a mockery of democracy,” he said.

Sawant said that the cartoon is an impressive medium of expression as was used by opposition parties in politics in the past and the Congess too decided to resort to it to expose the ruling parties.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 00:39 IST