Maharashtra CM likes rains, keep saying I'll be back: Uddhav Thackeray
AURANGABAD: On Sunday, the chief of Shiv Sena related the motto of the campaign of the assembly of ministers of the head of government, Mee Punha Yein (I will return) with the unwanted rain that has wreaked havoc in parts of Marathwada.
The rain, in the monsoon withdrawal phase, has been saying: I will return, I will return. However, people are afraid of these words now, ”Uddhav said in an oblique reference to Fadnavis.
In the midst of the dispute between the BJP and Sena over the shared power in Maharashtra, the slogan Mee Punha Yein of the CM has generated several memes and jokes on social networks.
Thackeray, who refrained from commenting directly on the uncertain political scenario in the state, said time would tell if the Seine retains power or expires.
He also stopped inquiries about the comment of the party leader, Sanjay Raut, that the Seine had reached a solution by obtaining support from around 175 MLA. Yes, we have reached a solution on the issue of extending a helping hand to farmers in distress, he said in an elusive response.
Addressing journalists after a brief visit to some rural areas affected by rain in the Aurangabad district, Thackeray demanded a general aid of Rs 25,000 per hectare, without any conditions, for farmers affected by the rain. “Some of the affected farmers expressed impotence to the point of wanting to commit suicide. I have assured the agricultural community that our group is with them in these difficult times, ”he said.
After highlighting that the affected farmers need immediate help, in case they cannot prepare for the next season of rabi, he added: “We will also talk with insurance companies and banks. These institutions must adopt a humanitarian approach when dealing with farmers instead of being trapped in different procedures.
In stating that the help of Rs 10,000 rupees offered by the Prime Minister was inadequate to overcome the current agrarian crisis, Thackeray said the Center should also intervene to offer help to farmers.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Ausa (Latur) while campaigning for the elections of Lok Sabha a few months ago, when Marathwada was reeling from the drought. Then I had publicly sought help from him, but nothing happened. The Center should not hesitate to help farmers in Maharashtra this time, ”he said.
Thackeray also said his party has serious doubts about the all-Asia agreement (RCEP), which is a proposed free trade agreement between the Association of 10 Southeast Asian Nations and its six free trade agreement partners, including India.
“We believe that the Modi government is likely to sign the RCEP agreement, but the Center has not made its pros and cons public. It could have been presented to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, but the country needs to know its impact before the agreement is signed, ”he said. We will oppose the agreement if it has adverse clauses that harm the interests of the farmers.