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Maharashtra Govt Lies With Confidence: Devendra Fadnavis

The BJP leader said the government was "running away" from questions by shortening the upcoming monsoon session of the state assembly by only two days

Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday accused the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state of lying “with confidence” and dealing with Maratha, OBC reservation, the COVID-19 situation and the Sachin Vaze matter.

Speaking at his party’s state-level convention here, the former chief minister also said that the BJP will intensify its agitation till the OBC reservation is not restored in the local body elections.

“It is wrong, but I think we need to learn something from this government. The way the MVA government spreads lies with confidence every day has amazed me. We should learn to possess this confidence and not the lying trait from this government,” he said.

Fadnavis claimed that the previous BJP-led government had offered reservation in jobs and education to the Maratha community and political reservation to the OBCs, but these decisions were rescinded as a result of the steps taken by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government.

Till the time the political reservation for OBCs is not restored, the state BJP will not let the MVA government breathe a sigh of relief. He said that we are going to intensify our agitation in the coming days and will surround the government.

The BJP leader said the government was “running away” from questions by shortening the upcoming monsoon session of the state assembly by only two days.

Referring to dismissed police officer Sachin Waze and alleged favours he received while handling high-profile cases, Fadnavis said, The Waze in the police department has been nabbed. There are many such Wazes in every department under the MVA. We need to catch them as well to clean up the system.

Waze was dismissed from service after his arrest in the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house and the murder of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran.

(With PTI Inputs)

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