As several communities in Maharashtra continue to agitate over various issues, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) working president Supriya Sule criticized Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for campaigning in Rajasthan. Fadnavis is focusing on the upcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan while Maharashtra faces multiple challenges, including job privatization and community unrest, according to Sule.
Sule spoke out on Thursday, claiming that the Eknath Shinde government was formed for “selfish interests” and neglects the concerns of citizens. “Today, whether it is the Marathas, Dhangars, Lingayats, or Muslims, all are in a state of unrest. Fadnavis is busy campaigning in another state, which reflects the non-serious approach of this government,” Sule stated.
On the subject of community quotas, particularly for the Marathas, Sule said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which often uses the slogan ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ (With Modi, it’s possible), should discuss this in Parliament. She assured that the NCP would fully support any move to provide quotas for these communities.
Sule also criticized the Maharashtra government for its potential move toward privatizing jobs and implementing a contractual employment system. She sees this as a detrimental development that does not serve the interests of Maharashtra’s citizens.
In addition to these issues, Sule took aim at the state government’s ‘shasan aplya adri’ (government at your doorstep) initiative. She labeled it as a costly publicity stunt that does little to address the actual problems that people face. “It’s more about headlines than real help,” she argued.
She also questioned the effectiveness of the state’s home ministry, particularly in light of recent violence in Satara, which resulted from a controversial social media post and led to one death. This incident further fueled her skepticism about the state government’s ability to maintain law and order.
Sule’s comments come at a time when Maharashtra is grappling with a range of social, economic, and political issues. The Deputy Chief Minister’s absence in Rajasthan during this period has intensified criticism against the current government. Sule’s remarks highlight the growing discontent and raise questions about the government’s focus and commitment to resolving the many challenges that the state faces.