Chief Minister Eknath Shinde took out a campaign rally to promote the candidate of the National Democratic Alliance in the assembly constituency Payal Shankar and interacted with the voters. At the same time, he offered floral tributes to the statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Adilabad.
Shinde said that in the form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, "we have got a competent Prime Minister who has fulfilled his promises in the last 9 years". Be it giving Ujjwala Yojana to women, Krishi Samman Yojana to farmers or giving free ration to the citizens of the country for the next 5 years, he took all the decisions, he said.
Shinde said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to fulfill his promises. Congress and BRS are known for corruption, so people should let the BRS go to scrap forever in the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray hit out at Shinde over his visit to Telangana for poll campaigning amid losses faced by farmers in his home state due to unseasonal rains.
"There is no government in Maharashtra as everyone is busy in campaigning. It is time to change the government," Thackeray said. "A person who does not bother about his own house (state) and goes to another state to campaign for another party is not fit to run the government and he has no right to be in power," the Sena (UBT) leader claimed.
"The chief minister who cannot handle his own house and is peeping into homes of others cannot give justice to the state," Thackeray said. Deputy CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar are also "missing in action", he claimed. Thackeray also targeted the ruling BJP saying while it is busy distributing "revdis" (doles) in other states, what has it done for Maharashtra.