Shiv Sena, which is an important alliance partner of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said today that Narendra Modi government is just taking credit for projects launched by the earlier UPA government. The observations were made in the party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamama’, a Marathi daily. It said that most projects inaugurated by BJP were in fact launched by the earlier UPA government. The Marathi daily gave examples of the Bhupen Hazarika Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam and the Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that both of these projects were launched by the earlier UPA government. It also said that demonetization was the only new thing done by the BJP in the last three years, but that too failed to get the desired results and it only caused misery to people, especially farmers.
The Marathi daily further said that due to demonization, industrial activity has reduced and jobs are being cut on a large scale in the Information Technology (IT) sector. It said that district co-operative banks have been hit hard by demonetization, which in turn has hit farmers, as these co-operative banks were their only source for loans required for farming. Speaking about the stock market, it said that everyone is excited about the Sensex surging ahead, but no one seems to care about the problems being faced by farmers. The Sena mouthpiece also lambasted the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), saying that RBI had no right take away the hard earned money of farmers.