Rahul Shewale hits back at BJP manifesto

by Web Desk | Updated: 2017-02-09

The Shiv Sena party’s Member of Parliament (MP) Rahul Shewale, on Wednesday, retaliated at the Bhartiya Janata Party by daring Chief Minister  Devendra Fadnavis to order a probe into the scam soon after the latter in its manifesto promised a probe into the projects done under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model worth Rs 20, 000 crore scam.
“The project cost of modernisation of Byculla zoo, clean up of Mithi and Oshiwara have been allocated in the civic body’s budget. I dare the CM to conduct an inquiry into the PPP projects,” said Shewale.
According to the manifesto, the inquiry will be conducted by a retired high court judge. The manifesto also assured that the Lokayukta will be appointed to address probity issues.
Citing the BJP manifesto promise of amending the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Act, 1888 to bring transparency in the civic administration, the Sena MP quipped that the Chief Minister heading the Urban Development Department (UDD) has the powers to issue orders to the Municipal Commissioner. Shewale said that the Chief Minister has had no time to convene the coordination committee meeting between the state government and the BMC.

When asked about Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s reaction on the party’s manifesto committee members over the points in BJP manifesto, Shewale denied that they were scolded. He added that on the contrary they pointed out several mistakes in the BJP manifesto which was appreciated by the Sena president.