Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that whosoever forms government in Maharashtra, the developmental projects, and policies rolled by the previous regime would not be interrupted.
Speaking to the media Nitin Gadkari said, "I feel that there will be no difference. In Indian experience, in our democracy, the governments are changed but there is no problem with the projects, and they continue. don't know which government will come. Any government whether NCP, Congress, BJP, or Shiv Sena they will support the positive policies, the development policies, and the big projects."
When asked about the prospects of government formation in Maharashtra, Gadkari said that anything can happen drew parallels between cricket and politics. "Anything can happen in cricket and politics. Sometimes you feel you are losing the match, but the result is exactly the opposite. Also, I have just arrived from Delhi, I don't know the detailed politics of Maharashtra," he said.
Leaders of NCP, Congress, and Shiv Sena, who are having talks to form a non-BJP government in Maharashtra, have prepared a draft Common Minimum Program (CMP) which will now be sent to senior leaderships of three parties. BJP, which emerged as the single-largest party with 105 seats in the 288-member assembly, expressed its inability to form the government after the logjam with Shiv Sean which insisted on an equal share of power and the post of Chief Minister for half-term. The state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari later gave time to both Shiv Sena and NCP which also expressed their inability to form the government within the given time-frame.
President Ram Nath Kovind, on Tuesday, has accepted the Maharashtra Governor's recommendation and implemented President's rule in the state. Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that now Maharashtra assembly is under suspended animation after the President officially signed the order. If no party stakes claim within six months, fresh elections will be held in the state. Earlier, the Governor had confirmed that he had recommended the same and submitted a report to the President, via MHA, according to the provisions of Art. 356 of the Constitution. The governor is of opinion that no party - be it BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress, or NCP can give a stable government in the state. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led cabinet meeting has approved a president's rule in the state.
(with ANI inputs)