CM Sawant accused MGP of indulging in corruption

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Shiroda: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant accused them (MGP) of indulging in corruption.

Sawant, on Thursday, told a corner meeting at Shiroda Assembly constituency, that those who were indulging in corruption have now gone.

He was referring to the dropping of Deputy Chief Minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar from the party. Shiroda Assembly constituency will host by-election on April 23, where MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar is pitted against BJP’s Subhash Shirodkar.

“We want stable government. We will give the government which is free from corruption. Na khaoonga, na khane doonga (I wont take, and allow anyone to take). Those who were indulged in corruption have now gone,” the chief minister said addressing a crowd of around 100 people.

Reacting to MGP’s decision to support Congress candidate in Lok Sabha, Sawant accused Dhavalikar brothers (Sudin and Deepak) of selling the party to Congress.

“It has never happened in the past that MGP has been sold out to Congress this way. But Dhavalikar brothers did it, for the sake of their own benefit,” Sawant said.

The Chief Minister claimed that Sudin Dhavalikar during formation of government (after passing away of Manohar Parrikar) had assured BJP National President Amit Shah that they wont be fielding their candidate for Shiroda by-election.

“But very next day, Sudin turns up to tell me that we will have friendly fight in Shiroda. I completely disagreed with him,” he said.

Sawant accused MGP of not following coalition dharma, because of which Dhavalikar had to be dropped from the cabinet.

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