Didn't use relief fund to sponser troupe: CM Devendra Fadnavis

The Congress and NCP, on Saturday, attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for doling out Rs 8 lakh from the CM Relief Fund, to a dance troupe for their Bangkok trip, especially in a time when the state is reeling under severe drought.

Also read: CM Relief Fund row: Opposition slams Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

The Opposition even demanded the CM’s resignation, accusing the government of insensitivity. Farmers suicide in the state touched a toll of 660 this year.

Facing vehement reactions, Fadnavis explained that the CM’s Relief Fund has separate accounts for drought relief, and the funds extended to the dance troupe was not from those heads.

“The fund extracted here is neither from drought relief nor Jalyukt Shivar,” he said while attending a conference in the city. Meanwhile, the BJP came out in support of the chief minister.

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