Shinde-Fadnavis Government’s Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday that the Uddhav Thackeray-led government had issued 400 orders in its last days before collapsing.
The Thackeray-led alliance, MahaVikas Aghadi (MVA) also had allocated funds which were five times more than that of the budgetary allocation.
These government orders are referred to as official parlance. These are usually related to the allocation of funds for development-related works. “These orders were issued at a time when the ruling coalition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was reduced to a minority following a revolt in the Shiv Sena and the three-party dispensation*s legitimacy was under doubt”, he said.
Shinde-Fadnavis Govt to review 400 orders
The previous government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray government had issued 400 government orders. And allocated funds five times more than the budgetary allocation (in its last days in office). If we go ahead with these orders, there will be an unnecessary burden on the state exchequer,” said Fadnavis.
Since taking oath as the Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde and his deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis have been reviewing the fund allocations and the workings of these departments.
This move has displeased the opposition including the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress.
The leader of the opposition and former deputy chief minister, Ajit Pawar has pleaded to not put a stay on all orders as it may hinder ongoing developmental works.
Fadnavis said. “It was not right for the government to issue orders when it had lost moral right to remain in office. The (Thackeray-led MVA) government was in a minority and should not have taken such decisions. Hence, we are taking a review of all these decisions and giving permission on merit.”