Won’t provide water, no problem if IPL is shifted: Maha CM Fadnavis


Won’t provide potable water, no problem if IPL matches are shifted, says Maharashtra CM FadnavisWon't provide potable water, no problem if IPL matches are shifted, says Maharashtra CM FadnavisLoading

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has made it clear that his government will not provide potable water for IPL matches in the state.

“Our government has taken a strong position in the court. Even if IPL matches are shifted, we have no problem,” Fadnavis said on Friday making his government’s stand on the water row clear.

on Thursday, Bombay high court had come down heavily on the state government questioning its seriousness in tackling the drought situation in the state.

“You (state) are dealing with people at large…. animals have died, cattle have died, people are dying and you want to maintain pitches and grounds?,” the court had asked.
However, the court had given the nod for the IPL opening match on April 9.
The court ruling came on a public interest litigation challenging use of large quantity of water for maintaining pitches despite the grave water crisis in Maharashtra due to drought.
The PIL, filed by Loksatta Movement, sought moving out 20 IPL matches scheduled in Maharashtra, including Mumbai and other cities, in view of the water crisis.

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