At least I am taking stock on ground and not in helicopter: Maharashtra CM hits back at BJP
Amid opposition BJP’s criticism over the period of his go to to cyclone-hit Konkan area of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has mentioned that he was at least taking stock of the scenario on the ground and not conducting an aerial survey in a helicopter.
His remarks had been apparently aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lately carried out an aerial survey in Gujarat, the place cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc earlier this week.
Mr. Thackeray on Friday visited Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in Konkan to know the ground scenario in the aftermath of the cyclone, and directed the authorities to finish the crop loss evaluation inside two days.
However, BJP leaders in the state focused him over the period of his go to. While former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis mentioned he was shocked to know that Mr. Thackeray was making political feedback throughout his “merely three-hour long” tour of Konkan, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Pravin Darekar sought to know the way the CM may perceive in simply three hours the extent of injury brought on by the cyclone. When requested in regards to the BJP’s criticism, Mr. Thackeray mentioned on Friday, “It’s okay if my tour lasted four hours. At least I am on the ground taking stock of the situation and not in a helicopter for a photo session…I am a photographer myself.” “I have not come here to respond to opposition’s criticism,” he mentioned at Malvan in Sindhudurg.
Cyclone Tautkae, which made landfall in Gujarat on Monday evening, additionally affected a number of different states alongside the west coast, together with Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.