While in Beed, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has questioned Maharashtra government’s “delay” in declaring drought in the state following scanty rainfall.
He was speaking to a rally in Beed and mocked that the chief minister might be looking to consult the “panchang” in this regard.
The latest salvo from Shiv Sena comes as CM Fadnavis said today that around 180 talukas in the state are facing a drought-like situation.
Maharashtra, it be known, has received only 77 per cent of its average rainfall this year.
To this Thackeray accused the BJP-led Maharashtra government of wasting time in discussions.
He also pointed out that the water scarcity situation has worsened in Maharashtra and there is an urgent need to
declare the state as drought-hit.
Referring to the farmers’ recent protest march to Delhi, Thackeray said cultivators had gone to the national capital to get their demands fulfilled but they were lobbed with teargas shells and beaten up.>