Bengaluru: The cracks in the Maha Vikas Aghadi are wide and glaring! 

At a time when the Maharashtra coalition government should have buried their differences and worked as one to neutralise the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the three members – Congress, NCP and Shiva Sena are bickering. And it is out in the open. 

On its part, the Congress has decided to distance itself from the mess. Former AICC chief Rahul Gandhi has said his party only supports the government and doesn’t run it. 

He said: "We are just supporting the Maharashtra government. We are not the decision-maker here. We are decision-maker in Punjab, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and in Puducherry. There is a difference between running the government and supporting it."

Uddhav Thackeray is struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus spread. Just a few days ago, Union railways minister Piyush Goyal exposed him in relation to the migrant issue, saying that he is still waiting for the list of trains to send migrants back home. 

The railways minister further added that the entire system in Maharashtra had collapsed. 

Meanwhile, as the cloud of differences loom large, Sharad Pawar met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari. Though Praful Patel decided to colour the meeting as a routine one, speculations are rife about it in the backdrop of strained relations in the coalition government. 

The BJP, on its part, which strongly smells dissidence in the coalition, urged for a President’s rule. 

Sharad Pawar himself met CM Uddhav Thackeray amid the growing cases related to coronavirus pandemic. 

Apart from the pandemic, Uddhav Thackeray has also come in for severe criticism for way four sadhus have been butchered in Maharashtra. 

Meanwhile, as reported by Republic TV, Maharashtra continued its steep increase with 2436 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 60 deaths, on Monday. 1186 patients were discharged taking the total recoveries to 15,786. The state's total count stands at 52,667 and 1695 deaths with Mumbai contributing to 31,972 cases and 1026 deaths.