NDA govt not different from UPA: Aditya Thackeray

NDA govt not different from UPA: Aditya Thackeray

Mumbai: Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray today criticised the NDA government, in which Shiv Sena is an alliance partner, saying the ruling dispensation is “not different” from previous “incompetent” UPA regime as people’s issues remain unresolved.

Aditya, son of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, organised a protest march against state government to highlight its “inaction” on policy issues in education sector.

The march, called ‘KG to PG’, was first such protest to be organised under the leadership of the Thackeray scion in the view of upcoming elections to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), due next year.

The march started from Wilson College at Girgaum chowpatty and ended with Aditya’s address at Islam Gymkhana.

On the occasion, he said Sena initially thought that the NDA government is “their” own which will provide relief to people after 15 years of “misrule” by the previous Congress-NCP government, but the present regime has proved to be a dampener.

“The previous government was an incompetent and an ineffective government and this government is not different (either). People’s issues remain unresolved,” Aditya said.

He said Yuva Sena was forced to take out morcha as the issues concerning students remained unresolved despite assurance by Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

“The journey of the last one-and-a-half years has been more of promises rather than good governance. It seems as if all demands have been put on ATKT (a process in education system that allows students of pre-graduation and graduation to study in the next grade if they have failed in 1 to 4 subjects),” the Yuva Sena chief said.

He asked the government to declare timing when it will come out with a law regarding admissions in KG class, and called for doing away with the practice of conducting interviews of parents at the time of admission of their wards.