Gadkari alleges corruption is rampant in state

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 29 (UNI) Launching a scathing attack against the Democratic Front (DF) government, Maharashtra BJP state president Nitin Gadkari today alleged that corruption was rampant in the state as the government had sold cowdung worth Rs 40 crore and embezzled the money.

Addressing a public rally at Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Cidco as part of canvassing for BJP candidate for Marathwada Graduate Constituency Shrikant Joshi, he said Marathwada had received Rs 1,250-1,300 crore backlog fund due to the Governor's constitutional power rather than State government.

Alleging that the government had failed on all fronts, BJP national general secretary Gopinath Munde dared the Maharashtra government to hold early Assembly elections in the state.

He said while conducting Assembly elections, the Democratic Front (DF) government should remember that BJP has governments in 12 states of the country.

He said the BJP and Shiv Sena had no alliance for graduate constituency elections, but maintained the alliance will continue in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

''BJP has given candidature to Mr Joshi because he is known as a very studious and honest legislator for the past six years,'' he said.

Saying the BJP had welcomed Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil's decision to ban dance bars, Mr Munde, former Deputy chief Minister, alleged the latter, however, ignored the 'Cheer Girls', who danced during Indian Premier League matches.

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