A policy paralysis existed in the UPA regime and Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed the “work culture” after coming to power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Friday. He was saying at the release of ‘report card’ of Anil Shirole, the Lok Sabha member from Pune. “We are experiencing a change in overall political work culture. Before Modi took over the reins of the country in 2014, there was a policy paralysis,” he said.
“Elections were won with the slogan ‘Garibi hatao‘ (remove poverty) and the poor were forgotten after winning elections,” Fadnavis said. Prime minister Modi altered the “work culture” and gave primacy to the interests of the poor and the marginalized, he said. The chief minister also lauded Shirole’s performance as MP.
Shirole followed up projects like Lohegaon airport, Purandar airport and Pune Metro with the state government as well as the Centre which helped in expediting of these projects, Fadnavis said. He also appreciated Shirole’s regular attendance in the Lok Sabha.
Incidentally, right-wing leader Milind Ekbote, an accused in the Koregaon Bhima violence case, was seen in the audience at the Balgandharv auditorium here where the event was held. Ekbote is presently out on bail. He is accused of instigating the violence at Koregaon Bhima War Memorial near here on January 1.