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Maharashtra Congress accuses Shinde govt of failures, writes to Guv seeking special session

Updated on: 05 October,2023 06:55 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Maharashtra Congress has strongly criticized the performance of the Eknath Shinde government, alleging failures in various sectors, including healthcare services. In response, a Congress delegation, led by the Leader of Opposition, Vijay Wadettiwar, met with Governor Ramesh Bais to request a special session of the state legislature

Maharashtra Congress accuses Shinde govt of failures, writes to Guv seeking special session

Vijay Wadettiwar (File Photo)

The Maharashtra Congress has strongly criticized the performance of the Eknath Shinde government, alleging failures in various sectors, including healthcare services. In response, a Congress delegation, led by the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Vijay Wadettiwar, met with Governor Ramesh Bais to request a special session of the state legislature to address these concerns.


In a memorandum submitted to Governor Bais, the Congress delegation expressed their demand for the removal of the state health and medical education ministers, Tanaji Sawant and Hasan Mushrif, following patient deaths in government hospitals in Nanded and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly Aurangabad). The memorandum highlighted that within a 48-hour period, 31 patients, including 16 infants, had lost their lives in Nanded, and 18 patients had died at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Nagpur in just 24 hours. Additionally, the Congress urged for compensation of Rs 10 lakh to be provided to the families of the deceased.


The Congress delegation also raised concerns about the police's actions against Maratha quota protestors in Jalna on September 1 and called for an inquiry into the matter, to be conducted by a retired judge.


Moreover, the memorandum emphasized the need for drought mitigation measures to be initiated by the state government. The Congress party alleged that the overall law and order situation in the state had deteriorated and urged the governor to address this pressing issue.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray also alleged on Thursday that the Maharashtra government, led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, is "100 per cent corrupt". During a media conclave, the former state minister claimed that if corruption is to be addressed, the current government in Maharashtra must be the primary target, as it is the "most corrupt" government.

Presently, Maharashtra is governed by a coalition comprising the BJP, the Shiv Sena led by Shinde, and a breakaway faction of the NCP led by Ajit Pawar.

Thackeray stated, "If the then Karnataka government (led by BJP) was 40 per cent corrupt, then this is 100 per cent... this is a 'khokhe' sarkar (government). It is a builder-contractor sarkar. This is a 100 per cent corrupt sarkar. There is corruption in everything," referring to the current administration as a "khokhe" sarkar, which implies financial dealings behind the scenes. The earlier BJP government in Karnataka was accused by the Congress of taking a 40 per cent commission during its rule. However, the BJP lost the state to the Congress in the assembly polls in May.

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