Mumbai, Dec 15: Stating that the Shiv Sena has not given up Hindutva, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads that social gathering, stated the state authorities will take up restoration and preservation of historical temples, with an purpose to “promote historical tradition and traditions”.
Thackeray stated the venture could be undertaken in a phased method and sought the cooperation of the Opposition in figuring out the temples for preservation.
In a dig on the BJP, he stated this venture reveals that “we (Shiv Sena) haven”t given up Hindutva”.
Thackeray made it clear that the OBC quota will stay unchanged whilst makes an attempt are being made to create a social divide by spreading a hypothesis that Marathas will likely be included within the OBC class for reservations.
He stated such makes an attempt is not going to be tolerated.
The chief minister additionally got here down closely on the BJP, accusing it of attempting to create a notion that the OBC quota will likely be slashed to accommodate Marathas.
“The authorized battle for (restoring) the Maratha quota is within the closing stage. Now we have neither modified the authorized group nor our stand on Maratha quota. We’ll win the authorized battle,” he stated.
The state authorities”s revision plea in search of to vacate the interim keep on the implementation of the Maratha quota is pending earlier than the Supreme Court docket.
On Chief of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis” cost of “undeclared Emergency” within the state in view of police stopping Maratha activists from coming into Mumbai, the CM referred to the Enforcement Directorate (ED”s) motion in opposition to Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik.
“Asking the ED to go after those that deliver breach of privilege in opposition to your favorite individuals is political perversity,” he stated.
Sarnaik had submitted the breach of privilege notices in opposition to tv journalist Arnab Goswami and acteess Kangana Ranaut to the workplace of the state Meeting Speaker on September 7.
Criticising Fadnavis for calling the Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities a failure, Thackeray stated, “Those that maintain”kundalis” (horoscopes) of political opponents with them are additionally studying out the booklet of our authorities”s efficiency”.
Earlier within the day, Fadnavis had informed the Decrease Home that the booklet launched by the state authorities didn”t showcase any concrete work in a interval of the final one 12 months.
The CM additionally defended the two-day length of the winter session of the state legislature citing the coronavirus menace.
“Parliament session will not be taking place this time. The WHO, Washington Publish have praised the Maharashtra authorities”s work in containing the pandemic in Dharavi. It”s unhappy that you simply (BJP) can”t see this,” the chief minister stated.
Thackeray stated uncertainty prevails over treatment and vaccine for COVID 19.
“Despite the fact that the coronavirus curve is on the decline, we can’t take probabilities. The variety of sufferers is rising in Western nations. We’re taking care to keep away from a second COVID-19 wave,” he informed the Decrease Home.
Referring to the criticism over his resolution to shift the metro carshed venture from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg and the authorized battle between the state authorities and the Centre over possession of the salt pan land, Thackeray reiterated that the land in Kanjur belongs to the state.
“Politics shouldn”t are available the best way of the event of the town. Greater than possession, what’s essential is how the venture will profit,” he stated.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar (NCP) additionally stated the federal government is not going to do injustice to Marathas and OBC on implementation of the quota.
Replying to a debate on the supplementary calls for, Pawar, who additionally holds Finance portfolio, stated regardless of the monetary crunch attributable to the COVID 19 pandemic, the MVA authorities had not slashed funds for the departments of public well being, medical schooling, meals and civil provides, reduction and rehabilitation and residential.
“Rs 12,000 crore for salaries and pension has not been impacted. The federal government has not touched the MLA fund and Rs 9,000 crore for DPC,” he stated.
Pawar stated the federal government didn”t nurse any regional bias in allocation of funds for the individuals affected by a cyclone, heavy rains and floods.
“The BJP is unable to digest its defeat within the Legislative Council polls for Graduates and Lecturers constituencies,” he stated.
Pawar requested the BJP to “maintain a watch on those that had left the NCP and the Congress” to affix the saffron social gathering.
“They might resign and return to us,” he added.
He additionally stated the gown code introduced for workers of the state authorities is being reconsidered, and an applicable resolution will likely be taken.
Pawar rejected the cost that Rs 90 crore was spent for renovating bungalows of ministers.
“That is completely baseless allegation. Since our authorities got here to energy round Rs 17 lakh was spent on such repairs, whereas Rs 20 crore is pending in arrears from the earlier authorities,” he added.
PWD Minister Ashok Chavan (Congress), who heads the cupboard sub-committee on Maratha reservation, stated the difficulty was above politics.
“The criticism in opposition to the federal government is completely unwarranted. The BJP is creating confusion amongst OBCs after it misplaced the MLC polls,” he stated.
In the meantime, Chavan knowledgeable that an official noting on a file associated to the PWD division has been discovered to be modified after the file was signed by the CM and himself.
“After this challenge got here to mild, the chief minister has ordered submitting of an FIR,” he stated.
Well being Minister Rajesh Tope stated one of many causes for a excessive quantity ofCOVID-19 instances in Maharashtra is by advantage of it being an urbanised state.
“Nonetheless, the state of affairs is completely below management. 82 per cent of COVID 19 sufferers have handled freed from price in authorities hospitals up to now,” he added.