No improvement for Maharashtrians during Sena's ruling period: Rane

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Kolhapur, Feb 23 (UNI) Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane today alleged that the opposition Shiv Sena had done nothing for Maharashtrians during its four-decade rule in the Brihanmumbai municipal corporation.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Rane, a former Sena leader, said that the Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and others were now highlighting emotional points of Marathi language and jobs for Marathi people out of frustration.

Almost, all mills have been shut down in Mumbai and Marathi people have shifted to suburban areas or other places but Sena is not doing anything for their welfare, he pointed out, adding those who were raising Non-Maharashtrian's issue will not succeed in the State Assembly Elections, scheduled for next year.

Farmers' suicide incidents were not new in Maharashtra as highlighted by the opposition as these incidents occurred even when the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance government ruled, he recalled and said the Union Government was putting in all possible efforts to prevent farmers from attempting suicides. For instance, government is extending packages for farmer's loan.

Mr Rane said the state government's budget will be helpful to farmers and the common man.

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