Sena slams political tourism as BJP leaders visit flood-hit areas of Maharashtra
Shiv Sena said that “political tourism” should not postpone consolation work in flood-, and landslide-hit areas of Maharashtra. This appears during the visits of Opposition leaders to flood and landslide-hit areas and presently, governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is ready to visit Chiplun and Taliye along with BJP leader Ashish Shelar
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana on Tuesday strengthened that these kinds of tourism should avoid to accelerate assistance and improvement work. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the Opposition should not visit such areas and distress the authority. “Anyhwere in the world, such a disaster arises, there should not be any obstacle to the remedy task. In Maharashtra when exceptionally incidents arises, proclamations, counter-allegations, assaults on the administration, political trips should be avoided, as soon as possible. This is not a war for prestige, and if someone believes it is, then they are bare of humanity… politicians should practice restriction [during such times] as their visit comes in between of relief work,” said Raut.
The editorial furthermore asserted that relaxation and improvement work can be accelerated if such political visits end. While chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was crouching in the state secretariat and was advising the administration, Pravin Darekar, Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council and former minister Girish Mahajan tried to attain Mahad but were stop due to heavy rains and had to be protected through boats by authorities, it said.
“After CM, Union minister Narayan Rane and [Opposition leader in Assembly] Devendra Fadnavis arrived in the Taliye village. Presently, the Maharashtra governor is also taking off.. The relaxation task is begun there. While the government authorities are comprised in the relief work, such tourism is establishing a bunch of violence,” it said.
Pertaining to Fadnavis’s declaration that casualties will receive the mandatory help from the Centre, the editorial asked, “Should a retired chief minister announce that the Centre will help the flood sufferers? The Union government is absolute for the states and there is no justification to have a various impression on it. But his perspective that they do not comprehend the state’s elected government is not in the concern of the state. The state government has not given rise to any objections against the Centre. Despite this, how reasonable is it for the Opposition to put up with the stand that they recognize barely the Union government?” asked the editorial.
Talking to reporters on the problem, Raut added, “The state government is prepared adequately, but the Union government moreover has its duty towards the states. The state and Centre are conforming; the CM is personally speaking to the Centre. We are sure that the Centre will deliver a [relief] package. And if it is limited, then Leader of Opposition is available, we have Union ministers from Maharashtra, they will take on the problem [of relief package].”