Cong: Is CM wait­ing for more deaths?

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

M aha­rash­tra Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee (MPCC) slammed the gov­ern­ment over the drought-like con­di­tions in the state and asked if chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis was wait­ing for more deaths to de­clare a drought. Congress lead­ers re­viewed the sit­u­a­tion dur­ing a closed-door meet­ing on Satur­day. Later, they told re­porters they would make a rep­re­sen­ta­tion to the CM and gover­nor to take im­me­di­ate drought mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures, or the party wor- kers would take to the streets.

Former CM and MPCC chief Ashok Cha­van said the en­tire state, par­tic­u­larly Marath­wada, Vi­darbha and north Ma­ha­rash­tra, were reel­ing un­der se­vere drought-like con­di­tions. “The sow­ing process of cot­ton, maze and soya bean has gone waste,” he said. There was no plan­ning in place for drought mit­i­ga­tion, he added.

Cha­van said the gov­ern­ment has not met its prom­ises, in­clud­ing MSP.

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