Oppn has no alternative to Modi, says Fadnavis
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday observed fast here along with other BJP MPs and MLAs, and hit out at the opposition saying it does not have any alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The BJP leader across the country are sitting on a day-long fast today to corner the opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament.
Fadnavis, along with Lok Sabha members Poonam Mahajan (North Central Mumbai) and Paresh Rawal (Gujarat), local MLAs Parag Alavani, Amit Satam and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar sat on the day-long fast at the party office in suburban Vile Parle.
The chief minister said, "People know contradictions of the opposition parties. They can't stay together. What is the alternative to Modi in terms of policies, programmes and
leadership? The opposition only wants power...(but) they don't have an alternative to Modi."
He said the Congress has no moral strength to face Parliament because when the Prime Minister counters it. "They have no face to show."
He also alleged that most of the atrocities on Dalits took place during the Congress rule.
"The Dalit and tribal entrepreneurship is being encouraged by the Modi government," he pointed out.
Fadnavis said PM Modi is dedicated to the welfare of the people and the country.
"Public hai, public sab jaanti hai (this is the public, it knows everything," Fadnavis said.
Lashing out at the Congress, he said, "People have seen you and tolerated you.
"Until the Congress learns to respect and preserve democracy, don't send their members to Parliament," he appealed to people.
Fadnavis, while leaving the venue, said he was going to Nanded on official work.
"Don't worry, I will not have 'chole bhature'," he said in a dig at the Congress over its leaders "seen having food" before their fast on Monday.