Former Maha CM Prithviraj Chavan attacks BJP's eco policies

Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan today attacked the economic policies of the BJP government and claimed that the party was "not ready to listen to anyone including the RSS" over the same.

"The BJP government at the Centre is not listening to anyone...they (BJP leaders) are ignoring the RSS leaders as well over the issue. A resentment is brewing within the RSS against the BJP government," claimed Chavan at a press conference here.

He said common people and trading community are angry over the economic policies of the government and it (policies) have also impacted the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Chavan said, "We (Congress) have been saying that BJP brought demonetisation to convert black money. The decision has helped BJP leaders to buy property by converting their black money through various means a few months before it was announced."

To a question that the BJP was likely to hold mid-term polls, Chavan said Congress is ready to face the election in such a scenario.

The former chief minister also hit out at BJP's ally Shiv Sena, for adopting double standards.

"Sena wants to stay in power and at the same time it wants to play the role of opposition," he said.

Opposing the bullet train project, Chavan said, even the then Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had opposed introducing the bullet train and he put the proposal into cold storage for three years.

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