Yavatmal: With Shiv Sena openly criticising policies of the BJP-led NDA government in which it is a junior partner, Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve on Wednesday said the government is run on a common minimum programme (CMP) wherein difference of opinion between two parties on various issues are bound to happen.
"BJP and Sena are two different parties having their own distinct ideology and agenda. We have both differences and agreement on issues. We differ and they too differ on various issues and both the parties express their opinion in these issues. But government is run on the common minimum programme which would not be challenged and the government is moving," Danve said.
Since joining the Devendra Fadnavis-led NDA government last year, Sena has been playing a reluctant partner by taking potshots at the policies of the BJP. Of late, Sena has extended its support to the opposition's demand for complete loan waiver for farmers who are reeling under severe scarcity conditions.
BJP has been resisting complete waiver citing financial constraints.
"The previous government granted Rs 8,000 crore (to farmers) in its tenure of 15 years whereas the BJP-led government has granted Rs 7,000 crore in one year. Who is pro-farmer now?
"We want a permanent solution to the issue of suicides by farmers and our government has prepared a roadmap on the issue. We have already launched 'Jalyukta Shivar Yojana' in the state," the BJP leader said.
Responding to a query, Danve said as many as 21 former MLAs of various parties are in his touch and will be inducted into the BJP fold in a staggered manner.
When asked to comment on senior party leader and Cooperatives minister Chandrakant Patil's remarks on law and order situation in the state, Danve blamed media for "twisting" Patil's remarks which are perceived as the criticism of the Home department led by Fadnavis.
He said the BJP will be able to form government on its own in the next Assembly elections in the state.