With over 29, 000 villages reeling under drought, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray demanded details of money spent on irrigation works by the State government. He said that this government came to power alleging corrupt practices in irrigation works by previous governments. What have they done in the field of irrigation?
He questioned that if 120000 wells have been made then why are 29,000 villages facing drought.
He questioned the need for foreign tours of State officials to study water use in drought-affected areas. He said that these officials went to see how Israel fought the odds in desert-like condition. But when they come back, they create a desert in Maharashtra.
He said that the role of tanker lobby in raising the severity of drought should also be probed.
The MNS chief said unlike other leaders he would prefer not to travel to drought affected areas for the sake of ‘drought tourism’. More so as he is not in a position to take a decision to solve the misery of the people, then he does not find any point in doing drought tourism.
Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.