Fadnavis refutes allegations about PM Modi denigrating Oppn during foreign tours
The Congress-led previous UPA government itself maligned its reputation and that to an extent from where no further denigration can be done, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said as he sought to refute allegations of opposition charging the Prime Minister with attacking it during foreign tours.
"The previous government was involved in a number of scams like the 2G, 3G and CWG. They have themselves maligned their image due to all this. Nobody else can malign their name any more than what they have themselves done," said Fadnavis, who was part of the prime minister's entourage during his recent three-nation foreign trip.
During an informal interaction with reporters in Mumbai, Fadnavis praised PM Narendra Modi for creating investment sentiment while on foreign tours.
"People keep asking what does Modi bring when he visits foreign countries. Today, whenever Modi goes to a foreign country, he creates an investment sentiment there. Big companies want to invest here and be a part of this positive environment," he said.
The chief minister also said BJP's relation with its ally Shiv Sena is "strong" and that all decisions were taken with mutual consent.
"I have not read the Saamna newspaper article," Fadnavis said, when asked if the Sena is right about questioning India's credit of $1 billion to Mongolia at a time when farmers seek monetary help from the government.
Fadnavis said the Maharashtra state government will not interfere in the anti-corruption bureau's (ACB) probe against key Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders' alleged irregularities in irrigation projects and assured that the case would be taken to its logical end.
He said criminal action would be taken against companies distributing milk if they purchase it from farmers at a rate less than what has been fixed by the government.
"Our law and judiciary department is looking at legal options available to us. One thing is sure. The government will be very strict on this issue," Fadnavis said.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.