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Sharad Pawar taught us how to form with fewer MLAs, Uddhav Thackeray’s dig at Fadnavis

Thackeray said, “Our government has waived loans worth Rs 2 lakh as immediate relief to cultivators and will make sure that their entire loan is waived,”

Mumbai: Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday took a dig at his Former CM Devendra Fadnavis over his comments that the BJP was the single largest party in the Maharashtra assembly.

Thackeray while addressing the annual general meeting of the Vasantdada Sugar Institute in the presence of NCP president Sharad Pawar, said: “Sharad Pawar has taught us how to raise farm productivity and also how to form a government with few members of MLAs in the legislative assembly.”

The BJP and the Sena fought the October 21 assembly polls together, but their alliance broked after the latter withdrew from NDA and joined hands with the Congress and the NCP.

Later the three parties formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in November-end. Sharad Pawar is considered the chief architect of the ruling alliance, the first such political arrangement at the state-level in Maharashtra’s politics.

Thackeray promised a complete farm loan waiver in Maharashtra. The comments came a day after the ShivSena-led government formally approved a loan waiver scheme under which short-term crop loan up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers between April 1, 2015-March 31, 2019, will be also written off.

According to the scheme, short-term restructured crop loan arrears up to September 30, 2019, will also be waived.

Thackeray said, “Our government has waived loans worth Rs 2 lakh as immediate relief to cultivators and will make sure that their entire loan is waived,”.

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