Karnataka: BJP leader and Uttara Kannada district Anant Kumar Hegade is well-known for making statements that have often put the BJP to shame. Continuing to make a controversial statement, Hegade has now claimed that Devendra Fadnavis was made the CM of Maharashtra, despite not having the majority was to prevent the central fund worth Rs 40,000 crore from being misused by the opposition coalition led by the Shiv Sena.
Anant Kumar Hegde said that it only took Fadnavis 15 hours to move the money and all the amount was returned to the central government.
"Why do you think the drama was staged? You all know, the other day in Maharashtra, our person (Fadnavis) became CM for just 80 hours. Then resigned. The CM had access to more than Rs 40,000 crore. He had control over this. If Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena came to power, it definitely won't be used for development. This was all planned before," he said.
Former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has however rubbished the claim and said that it is all false.
Maharashtra was left in limbo after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls and long-standing partner Shiv Sena decided to walk out of the coalition following chaos with regard to the seat-sharing agreement. Though Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar hastily joined hands to be sworn-in as the CM and the Deputy respectively, they both stepped down last week before a floor test ordered by the Supreme Court.
The Shiv Sena's alliance's leader, Uddhav Thackeray, was sworn in as chief minister on Thursday with full support from the NCP and the Congress.
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