Mumbai: In the wake of Maharashtra Assembly polls state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat stated his party with alliance NCP will form the next government in Maharashtra.
Assembly polls will be held in Maharashtra on October 21, the Election Commission announced earlier in the day.
“There is a lot of resentment among people about the BJP-Sena government, and they want a change. Voters will bring the Congress-NCP and their allies back to power with a thumping majority,” Thorat said.
The former Minister of State was speaking to the media at Sangamner in Ahmednagar district.
He said that the seat-sharing formula between Congress, NCP, and other allies has almost become final.
Under the BJP-led government, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of farmer suicides in the last five years, Thorat said.
“Over 17,000 farmers have committed suicide in the state in the last five years,” he said.
The Congress leader said that the farm loan waiver scheme launched by the BJP-led government went on with great pomp.
He claimed that out of 89 lakh eligible farmers, only 50 percent got benefits under the scheme.
Thorat said the state’s debt burden has doubled in the past year.