Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remarks on his party's role in the Maharashtra government are aimed at pinning the blame for failure in handling the COVID- 19 situation on the Shiv Sena and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday.
Expressing surprise over the remarks, the former chief minister said, "the Congress actually wanted to run away from the shared responsibility for the government's failure".
"Rahul Gandhi wanted to blame only Shiv Sena and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray..."he said. Rahul Gandhi has said in Delhi that his party is not a key decision-maker in the Sena-led Maharashtra government.
"We are supporting Maharashtra government, but we are not in the key decision-making role in Maharashtra," he said in an online press conference, adding that Maharashtra requires full support of the Central government as the state is fighting a very difficult battle.
Fadnavis also clarified that the BJP was not in a hurry to form government in the state and distanced his party from the demands made for imposition of President's Rule in the state.
He also said this was not the time to play politics.