Fadnavis targets Sena

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today targetted the bickering ally Shiv Sena for "not acknowledging" the "achievements" of Narendra Modi government in the last four years.

"In the last four years, the NDA has achieved a lot. If someone does not want to acknowledge it, we cannot help," Fadnavis told reporters at a press conference which was part of the BJP's nationwide campaign to highlight achievements of the Central government which completed four years in power.

Responding to a query on whether the credit for the NDA's "successful stint" goes to the BJP alone or to the entire NDA, the chief minister said, "If someone (Shiv Sena) pretends to be sleeping, you cannot wake up such person".

Maharashtra is a major beneficiary of several Central schemes ranging from irrigation to crop insurance to infrastructure development, he said.

"Maharashtra has reported creation of eight lakh jobs in seven months alone, as per the Employees Provident Fund Organisation's report. Compared to this, Tamil Nadu has (created) four lakh (jobs) and Gujarat even less than that. It means that Maharashtra has created more number of jobs than Tamil Nadu and Gujarat together," he said.

Fadnavis said the incident like Doklam crisis underscored that the country is being led by a strong prime minister.

"Modiji stopped China (from advancing in Doklam) and gave a message that we are a strong nation," the CM said.

BJP state unit president Raosaheb Danve also held a press conference in Aurangabad, located 325 kms away from here, over the fourth anniversary of the NDA government.

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