While NSUI state president Vishwajeet Kadam is touring the state on foot to understand the drought situation, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday toured Atpadi and Khanapur areas of Sangli district and tried to take credit for providing money for irrigation projects in Sangli.
Kadam when contacted said that he has undertaken padayatra of more than 500 km across the state and has visited drought prone areas. When asked his reaction on Pawar’s claim that he being the state’s finance minister provided money for Tembhu irrigation project, Kadam said, “I am at Mhaswad now and will conclude my padayatra on March 5 at Sangli. So, I would not comment anything on this issue now.”
Pawar after holding a meeting with party workers addressed a public rally at Atpadi and claimed the credit for providing money for the Tembhu scheme. Pawar said, “Being the finance minister of the state, I provided Rs75 crore for this scheme and now Congress MLAs are claiming the credit for the same.” Pawar made the trip while on a tour to Sangli.