Advani blames Cong-NCP rule for backwardness in Maharashtra
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 23:34
Pune: Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday blamed the ten-year-long Congress-NCP rule in Maharashtra for "backwardness" of the state on industrial and power fronts, and appealed to people to support the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the October 13 polls.

"Due to electricity shortage, industries in the state have shifted outside, leading to unemployment", Advani alleged addressing an election meeting at industrial township of Pimpri-Chinchwad near here.

The electricity shortage also added to the woes of farmers who experienced paucity of water for crops, driving them to suicide, he said.

Advani said in contrast to Maharashtra, the BJP-ruled states like Gujarat had no electricity shortage which contributed to their development.

He alleged that despite assurances to bring down prices of essential commodities, the government had failed to deliver on the promise and sugar had become "bitter" for the people with rising prices.

Advani said under the Congress-NCP rule, Maharashtra was witnessing price rise, poverty, and intimidation as seen in Bihar during the tenure of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

He said if the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance came to power, it would work to provide basic infrastructural facilities including power generation, to put Maharashtra back on the path of progress.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 23:34

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