Maha Polls: Will Hometown Nagpur Give Fadnavis a Second Chance?

Maha Polls: Will Hometown Nagpur Give Fadnavis a Second Chance?

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The Quint's poll yatra has reached Nagpur, which is the hometown of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwarts – Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

In the 2014 Assembly elections, the BJP had won 44 out of 62 seats in Vidarbha, but how will it fare this time around? Are people in the region happy with the work that the Fadnavis government has done in the last five years? Has the ruling coalition fulfilled its promise of job creation?

The Quint spoke to the people of Nagpur to get their opinion on these issues.

A resident of the city, Raj Singh, said Nagpur has seen immense development in the last five years. However, when asked about the employment opportunities in Nagpur, he said the government must focus on job creation more. He added that the upcoming MIHAN (Multi-Model International Passenger and Cargo Hub Airport at Nagpur) project could help solve the existing job crisis.

“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has done a lot of work in Nagpur. The Fadnavis government has taken great care and understood every problem. But it has not fulfilled the promise of employment creation.”
Sandeep, Cosmetics Dealer
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‘Metro Work Incomplete Even After 5 Years’

To uplift Nagpur's public transport system, the government announced the Nagpur Metro plan, but the work is incomplete even after five years.

The people are upset about the fact that the Nagpur metro route is currently only 13km-long yet the government could not finish the project entirely. However, some expressed happiness when the metro services started in the city.

“The government is encouraging people with schemes like Startup India so that everyone can get jobs. The infrastructure of Maharashtra has also improved to a great extent. It is nice to travel in the metro. When the remaining stations are operational, it will be more beneficial.”
Bhushan Narkhede, Software Engineer, TCS

Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October. On 24 October, we will know if the people of Nagpur give CM Fadnavis a second chance.

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