The MVA government will come back to power on the combined strength of Congress NCP and Shiv Sena, claims Balasaheb Thorat. Even in local body elections, we will fight together as MVA to save democracy and constitution, says Ashok Chavan. An appeal to the leaders to make all the meetings of the state grand.
Mumbai: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre is working to subvert the constitution and democratic system. Today, the country is looking towards Maharashtra with great expectations and the country is relying on the people of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra has forever given the nation progressive ideas of Shahu, Phule and Ambedkar. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Nana Patole expressed the belief that the process of ousting the BJP from power will start from Maharashtra itself.
A joint meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was held at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre on Wednesday. Shiv Sena chief and former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Congress state president Nana Patole, Congress legislature party leader Balasaheb Thorat, former chief ministers Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, leader of the opposition Ajit Pawar, NCP state president Jayant Patil, leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council Ambadas Danve, former ministers were present in this meeting.
Senior leaders like Chhagan Bhujbal, PWP leader Jayant Patil, Eknath Khadse, Anil Deshmukh, Sunil Kedar, Vijay Wadettiwar, Satej Patil, Aditya Thackeray, State Congress Chief Spokesperson Atul Londhe, General Secretary Pramod More, Devanand Pawar along with MLAs, MPs, district president and office bearers of the three parties were present.
Nana Patole further said that MVA is not united to come to power but to save democracy and constitution in the country. It has been decided to hold meetings of MVA in all revenue divisions of the state. All these meetings of MVA must be massive. Patole appealed to make these meetings successful by intensifying the preparation of the meeting at the taluka and district levels.
Speaking on the occasion, Balasaheb Thorat, leader of the Congress Legislature Party, said that the MVA government was doing good work when the BJP toppled the government. But today the situation in the state is in favour of MVA. The MVA won the Legislative Council elections, the Kasba by-election is also a big win. As I toured the state, I often saw that the BJP was nowhere to be found in rural areas. Rural areas are not in BJP’s agenda and now they are trying to capture those too. But the situation is that if MVA contests elections together, we can win 38 seats in the Lok Sabha and 180 seats in the Legislative Assembly.
The people of the state want MVA’s government, so it is believed that the MVA will come to power once again with the combined strength of the three parties.
Senior MVA leaders Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray took the important initiative for the coalition government to come to power in the state. For two and a half years, the MVA government did remarkable work. As soon as the government came, the world was in the grips of the Covid-19 crisis, there were many obstacles, but even during that time, the development works were not allowed to stop.
The world appreciated the work done under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray under difficult circumstances. When the MVA government came, the first thing it did was to waive the farmers’ loans. Before that, for the loan waiver given by the BJP government, one had to stand in a queue and fill a large number of forms, but MVA gave the loan waiver to the farmer without any harassment.
Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said on this occasion that since Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray Shiv Sena are together, an atmosphere of unity has been created in Maharashtra. During the MVA government, Uddhav Thackeray treated all parties with respect. We had come together wholeheartedly to form the government.
People want an MVA at the local level also like the MVA government. All the three parties should come together to save the democracy and constitution of the country. People don’t like the way politics is going now today. The present government is acting with a hostile attitude, if we want to change this picture, all the three parties should come together, if we want to achieve success, we should come together at the taluka, district level and do the work.
Former chief minister Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray, opposition leader Ajit Pawar, NCP state president Jayant Patil, former minister Chhagan Bhujbal, PWP leader MLA Jayant Patil also addressed the meeting.