BJP terms the decision as a political vendetta.
Maharashtra government has decided to order a probe into the Jalyukt Shivar water conservation scheme launched by the previous government under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis.
The decision — which the opposition BJP termed as political vendetta
Which came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the scheme at a program.
And praised Mr Fadnavis is now the Leader of Oppoisition in the Assembly.
The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said.
The “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan”, a pet project Fadnavis launched in 2014 with the objective of making Maharashtra drought-free by 2019.
The project involved deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement.
And earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds.
However, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
In its report submitted to the state legislature last month had observed that the scheme.
Under which Rs 9,633.75 crore spent not much effective.
It little impact in achieving water neutrality and increasing the ground water level and its execution characterized by lack of transparency, the CAG said.
“There no politics involved in the decision.
The CAG has given a report and it needs to probed,” Jayant Patil said. Water Conservation Minister Shankarrao Gadakh said details of the nature of the probe would announced soon. Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant welcomed the decision, saying that the scheme was a “hub of corruption”.BJP leader Ashish Shelar said Jalyukt Shivar was “a people’s movement”. “Is the government going to probe the hard work of ordinary villagers? The decision is nothing but political vendetta,” he said.