Ajit Pawar refutes Ashish Shelar’s allegations on Foxconn, demands independent inquiry | Aurangabad News

AURANGABAD: After Mumbai BJP president and MLA Ashish Shelar questioned whether the MVA government had allegedly demanded some percentage of “commission” to Foxconn, which made the firm shift to Gujarat instead, state’s leader of opposition Ajit Pawar demanded an independent inquiry.
While refuting the allegations made by Shelar, he said, “Now, BJP has government at Centre as well as the state. They should order an independent inquiry and let everyone know the facts.”
Pawar was in Beed district. While terming the allegations made by BJP baseless and false, he said, “It has been almost 90 days since this government got formed. For anyone willing to work, these many days are enough. But they did not do anything to bring the project back to Maharashtra.”
He added that such is the performance and seriousness of the incumbent Shinde-Fadnavis government that they could not even appoint the district guardian ministers.
Pawar even expressed his displeasure over the government giving stay to the development work and termed it an unprecedented move.
“Governments come and go, but it has never happened that the work mentioned in the white book too is being stayed. This government is a ‘stay giving’ government,” said Pawar.
Shelar had posted on Twitter and alleged, “Vedanta Foxconn project was pegged at Rs 1.5 lakh crore. How much percentage was asked? Was it 10% or was it according to the municipal corporation rates? Probe should be done and the truth should be brought before the public”
Reacting to the allegations, leader of opposition in legislative council Ambadas Danve said, “The people who constantly think about percentage, speak and discuss only percentage. The case is no different for Ashish Shelar. If he is alleging that some percentage was sought for letting the company to make such a huge investment, then we would want to know at what percentage Gujarat government has sought from the investors.”
He termed the allegations as childish and said that instead of taking efforts for addressing employment concerns of the youth, BJP is busy misleading them.
Danve also referred to the statement made by CM Eknath Shinde during the assembly session stating that Foxconn project is coming to Maharashtra.
Earlier, on Saturday, during his address to NCP workers at Majalgaon in Beed, former minister Dhananjay Munde stated that despite getting 120 MLAs, all BJP could achieve is the post of deputy chief minister.
“People should know that even the leader of opposition’s post is a constitutional post but deputy CM’s post is not even constitutional,” said Munde.
He questioned all the delays this government is causing in every work and said that Shinde-Fadnavis took 27 days to take oath as CM and deputy CM, “They took 42 days for cabinet expansion and now there are reports that ministers are upset over distribution of the portfolios to the ministers,” said Munde, while alleging that some of the ministers are yet to take charge of their respective portfolios.
He went on to state that it is a matter of analysis to ascertain if BJP has gained or suffered loss in these calculations.

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