Announcing that the stay on district plan schemes is not a permanent one and will be lifted after due consideration from district guardian ministers to be appointed soon, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday claimed that the previous Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government did not release funds for the then opposition BJP MLAs.
“But we will not act like you. We will ensure that no development schemes lack funds,” said Fadnavis. He was replying to the discussion on supplementary demands.
“The money was released under 25/15 scheme for ruling party MLAs and we did not get in the first year. The next year, we received Rs 1 crore, unlike five crore for ruling side. Even our 105 (BJP MLAs) did not get anything under district plan,” said Fadnavis. He added that the state government has an authority to scrutinise and stay release of funds in the district plan. “But it is slowly being lifted now,” he said.