A week ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi criticised the Maharashtra Government on Monday for the recent fatal accidents caused by pothole-ridden roads in Kalyan in Thane district. Owaisi was addressing a rally at Kalyan for party candidate Aiaz Moulavi and spoke about the "poor infrastructure" in Kalyan. He also attacked Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
Speaking at the campaign rally, Owaisi said, "Sophisticated technology to land on the moon is developed in the country but good quality bridges and roads are not being constructed. At least six people from Kalyan lost their lives due to accidents caused by pothole-ridden roads. Who is responsible for the deaths of innocent people? However, the ruling party seems not bothered," he added.
The Hyderabad MP alleged that demonetisation and GST rollout has destroyed the livelihood of small traders. "The country is witnessing the highest unemployment in the last 45 years, but the Centre has waived loans of the corporates who have duped banks to the tune of Rs. 1.75 lakh crores”.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon also targeted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for shielding “corrupt” candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. Preeti Sharma Menon also alleged the CM for not acting on AAP's complaint to take action against certain corrupt politicians spanning BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP.
She claimed, "The AAP had complained against Sena minister and Jalna Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) president Arjun Khotkar for committing irregularities, but the CM did nothing. In 2016, the AAP had complained that Khotkar was involved in a scam worth more than Rs 500 crore. He had fraudulently taken over more than 200 shops in Jalna and distributed them amongst his family members and friends”.
The AAP leader said, “It appears that the corrupt politicians from the Congress and the NCP have washed their misdeeds after joining the BJP”. "They have become clean after joining the BJP," she sarcastically added while addressing a press conference here in the Marathwada region.
(With PTI Inputs)