Cracks reappear in the Maharashtra government again, with Shiva Sena questioning the decision-making process
Bengaluru: The Maharashtra government appears to be on a sticky wicket yet again.
This time, the fight is over decision-making powers.
It is the Congress, NCP and Shiva Sena that have joined hands to rule one of the largest states in India.
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But in this mess, the NCP has decided to play down the frayed tempers.
Majeed Memon of NCP said, "The issue is being overblown with some kind of motivation. In fact, in Maharashtra, unlike any other place in the country, we are fighting a tough war with Coronavirus and in addition, in Maharashtra in particular, we also had to face climatic disaster in the form of Cyclone Nisarga so, therefore, all the political parties whether they are a part of Opposition or a part Maha Vikas Aghadi are concentrating on working for the people as far as these two fronts are concerned,” as reported by Republic TV.
He further added, "As far as political developments are concerned, let me fairly deal with that as well, that if Congress as one of the partners of the ruling Aghadi have any genuine problem, they can always come and discuss it with the Chief Minister and if they discuss it with him, it need not be taken as a rift or a threat to the government because it is only the BJP which will try to blow it off by saying that everything is not well within the government.”
The bad blood relates to how in the Shiva Sena mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiva Sena had had said, “Congress leaders, Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan had raised issues in the recent days and the latter, especially, had blamed bureaucrats for the "issues" within the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state.”
The turbulence in the coalition is the last thing the people of the state can afford as the state goes through the corona pandemic.
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Last Updated Jun 16, 2020, 2:20 PM IST