When Devendra Fadnavis was in office, the Vedanta-Foxconn project went to Gujarat: Congress

by Web Desk | Published: 19 Sep 2022

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Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, was singled out by the Congress on Sunday for the relocation of the Vedanta-Foxconn semiconductor project to Gujarat. When Fadnavis was the Chief Minister, state unit president Nana Patole charged that water intended for the state had also been diverted to the neighbouring state (2014 to 2019). Speaking to the media in Nashik, Patole declared that Congress will run for office in the state's upcoming municipal corporation elections on its merits.
 
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Shiv Sena, and the Congress are all members of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). "The Maharashtra ED (Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis) administration ended OBC students' scholarships as soon as it took office. Regarding the OBC community, we reject the report of the Banthia Committee. A caste-based census should be conducted by the Center, "Patole urged. He claimed that the current Maharashtra administration had shifted projects like Vedanta-Foxconn to Gujarat.
 
"From 2014 to 2019, Fadnavis served as the state of Maharashtra's Chief Minister. Gujarat received water that had previously been used by Maharashtra. Now, a significant project like Vedanta went to Gujarat while he served as the Deputy CM. We want Maharashtra's industries should stay in the state and not relocate "said Patole. He was in Nashik for a meeting of the leaders of the Congress Other Backward Classes (OBC) cell and the North Maharashtra branch of the party.
 
"The ED administration is anti-democratic and will fall quickly. Whether the state is progressing or regressing, the people are watching it all. The Congress fights for the people and seeks to give the people authority, "added said. According to Patole, the BJP is making several accusations against Rahul Gandhi's "Bharat Jodo" yatra, but they are receiving a tremendous amount of support, which is a sign that the political climate in the nation is shifting.
 
Patole claimed that the party workers' demand was the reason why Congress decided to run alone in the next elections for civic bodies. The Congress city unit in Pune said that it would run in the upcoming elections for the Municipal Corporations. On Sunday, a meeting of the party's district committee for Pune was convened at Congress Bhavan. Elections are scheduled for civic bodies in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, and several more districts in the upcoming months.
 
 
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