New Delhi / Mumbai: BJP MP and former Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has claimed that in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis was the Chief Minister for just 80 hours in order to divert Rs 40,000 crore funds back to the centre.
Anant Kumar Hegde said, “A CM has access to around Rs 40,000 crore from Centre. Devendra Fadnavis knew if Congress, Nationalist Congress Party [NCP] and Shiv Sena government comes to power it would misuse funds meant for development. So it was decided that there should be a drama. Fadnavis became CM and in 15 hours he moved Rs 40,000 crore back to Centre.”
The coalition, which included the Congress and the NCP, had been working to form a government at the time when Fadnavis was unexpectedly sworn in with support from a rebel NCP leader, Ajit Pawar.
Shiv Sena’s reversal
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has reacted strongly to the statement of BJP leader Anant Kumar Hegde. He called him a traitor with Maharashtra.
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) December 2, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis denied Hegde’s allegations
Former CM Fadnavis denied the allegations and said that, “No such major policy decision has been taken by me as CM. All such allegations are false.”
#WATCH Former Maharashtra CM & BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Ananth K Hegde (BJP) remark, ‘Devendra Fadnavis became CM & in 15 hours he moved Rs 40,000 crores back to Centre’: No such major policy decision has been taken by me as CM. All such allegations are false. pic.twitter.com/wSEDOMGF4N
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019