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All the allegations of the opposition are baseless: Shinde

Mumbai: “We have not left Shiv Sena, I am the real Shiv Sena. Those who have repeatedly accused us of breaking Shiv Sena should understand this. All the allegations of the opposition are baseless,” Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Sunday.

He was addressing the press at the Sahyadri Guesthouse on the eve of the budget session.
CM Shinde slammed Ajit Pawar as being “mentally unwell” after the latter raised objections to a food bill of “Rs2.38 crore” at the CM’s official bungalow Varsha Bungalow.

“It is our culture to give tea and water to any visitor who comes to Varsha Bungalow,” he said. On the allegation of law and order and action being taken against the leaders of the opposition, Shinde said that false action is never being taken against anyone in this government.

Targetting the erstwhile Maha Vikas Aghadi government, he added: “The people of the state have seen the kind of misuse of power in the previous MVA government. Apart from the action taken against Union Minister Narayan Rane, women MP Navneet Rana and Ketki Chitale, the people of the state and the whole country have seen how actress Kangana Ranaut’s house was demolished.”

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stressed the importance of “positive issues” being discussed in the House. “Efforts will be made to get the Lokayukta Bill passed in this session itself. I appeal to the opposition that all parties should support the implementation of the Lokayukta Act. In the session, we will focus on issues related to public interest. We have restarted the stalled schemes. Many projects have been started. The work on the projects in Mumbai is going on at a fast pace. Policy decisions will be taken in the session. The opposition is furious at losing power, which is why they boycotted the traditional tea party we hosted. We understand that, but the majority is important in a democracy and our government is the government of the majority,” he said.

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