Kolhapur: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Hasan Mushrif on Monday took a dig at Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis saying he was flattered when the latter compared him to former US president Donald Trump.
In his criticism of Mr Mushrif today, the former chief minister had stated that unlike Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit and Mr Trump, Mr Mushrif is less popular outside Kolhapur.
Talking with reporters this evening, he said that while criticising him, Mr Fadnavis compared him with famous personalities like Madhuri Dixit and Mr Trump.
Replying to Mr Fadnavis’ remark against him, Mr Mushrif said that it was unfair to compare him with Ms Dixit, a woman, but he did not mind being compared with Mr Trump.
The minister suggested to the BJP’s Leader of Opposition that he should co-operate with the state government in times of corona pandemic rather than doing politics.
However, he had a word of praise for Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for providing all kinds of help to people of Nagpur without any publicity.