Sitharaman said her press conference was a part of the BJP's plan to interact with the citizens of the state ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra.
"In the context of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, all over the state media interaction has started. The aim is to highlight the good works done by the state government and the Centre in the past five years," said she.
The Finance Minister praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis led state government for helping all sections of the society in the state during its rule.
"Devendra Fadnavis led BJP-Shiv Sena govt in the last 5 years has touched each segment of Maharashtra and addressed the problems of each segment. Fadnavis has comprehensively addressed the issue of water shortage in Maharashtra," Sitharaman said.
"The water shortage issue needs more time and effort. I have, therefore, come to appeal to the voters of Maharashtra to take these factors into consideration as the state goes to polls," she added.