Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is most likely to address meeting in Nagpur which will be her political debut in Vidarbha region, informed Nagpur Congress Lok Sabha candidate Nana Patole, who looked confident while taking up challenge from sitting incumbent BJP stalwart and Union Minister for Transport, Shipping and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari on April 11 elections.
Patole, who quit BJP and stepped down as Member of Parliament challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, both inside and outside Parliament is the sole MP who quit over ‘dissatisfaction with the governance and neglect of farm issues’.
Listing irregularities and scams in the BJP ruled Nagpur Municiapl Corporation (NMC), which is under the direct supervision of Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and Union Minister Gadkari,
Patole, addressing a press conference, said the duo has damaged the autonomous status of the civic body and virtually robbed its charm. All the developmental and service activities are being privatised and Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has been given undue benefits.
Patole said a lot of resentment is prevailing among the common men as property taxes have increased, the water supply service have been handed over to private company (OCW), which has also adversely affected the smooth water supply in most part of city, particularly in South, North and Central Nagpur areas.
To a question, Patole said Gadkari is my friend and has blessed me personally but during the last five years, he has done little to cheer up the youngsters, who are waiting for employment. opportunities. If elected, Patole said his party will make all efforts to provide jobs to unemployed youths. He ridiculed Gadkari saying in year 2009, Gadkari had made power point presentation at Yeshwant Stadium and in Amravati to promise lakhs of jobs in Mihan. Where are the lakhs of job, he questioned.
Patole to a question informed that there were no factions left in City Congress party and all the party men from top to bottom were happy over his nomination and joined him in the campaign.
On international issue, Patole said Pakistan and China would be very happy if Narendra Modi is elected since China is dumping huge scrap in India and you see a large number of Chinese products being flooding the market.