Making light of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s statement that state government is “on the notice”, the Congress today said the Uddhav Thackeray-led party had no “guts” even to raze encroachments despite being in power in BMC for two decades.
“The party which did not have guts to pull down illegal encroachments cannot dare to pull out of the state
government. Shiv Sena is addicted to power. Both Sena and BJP accuse each other of being corrupt. They are right and they will be rejected by people,” state unit Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant told reporters today.
Raut had yesterday hinted at his party walking out of state government after the BMC elections, saying the Devendra Fadnavis government is on a notice period.
Sena, the alliance partner in BJP-led state and Central governments, had last month announced to contest the upcoming elections to ten municipal corporations and twenty five Zilla Parishads on its own without forging any tie-up with the BJP. The 227-member BMC is going to polls on February 21 along with other municipal corporations.
“…When you call the other corrupt in the civic body, how can he be good elsewhere,” Sawant asked. Responding to a query on Patidar quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel’s meeting with Uddhav Thackeray here, Sawant said, “this is all drama at a time when there is nothing concrete to show on the development front in Mumbai”. He criticised the BJP’s initiative wherein it has administered the “oath of transparency” to the party candidates contesting the civic polls and has asked them to declare their assets.