Rahul Gandhi: He only supports, he is not a key player in Maharashtra | India News
Congress is part of “Maha Vikas Aghadi” and has key ministries, but Rahul Gandhi said: “We are only supporting the government and we are not a ‘key player’ in the state.”
However, Rahul Gandhi defended the state government and said that Mumbai is a well connected state and that is the reason why Covid-19 cases are increasing there.
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Rahul Gandhi said the party is doing better wherever its own government is running.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement could be a setback for the MVA government in Maharashtra, where hectic policy is being developed. PNC chief Sharad Pawar met with the governor on Monday, although all speculations were rejected by Shiv Sena deputy Sanjay Faut on Tuesday.
Tongues began to falter when the chairman of the Nationalist Congress Party, Sharad Pawar, met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Raj Bhavan, in what both sides described as a “courtesy call.”
Accompanied by MP NCP Praful Patel, this was Pawar’s first meeting with the governor who was appointed in September 2019, crowning a series of recent political developments in the state.
Later on Monday afternoon, it was the turn of the BJP leader and former Prime Minister Narayan Rane to meet with the Governor and reportedly demanded the imposition of the President’s government in the state.
Among various things, Rane has claimed that the government led by Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray had failed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the state.
Rane’s lawsuit came days after opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis called Koshyari and complained that the Thackeray government had been wrong to handle the coronavirus situation.
The governor followed up with a crisis review meeting in which Thackeray excused himself but sent his close confidant, Milind Narvekar.
A couple of days later, Koshyari raised strong objections to a letter written by Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant to the UGC recommending the cancellation of final-year university exams, which the Governor said was against the guidelines.
This was followed by Senate deputy Sanjay Raut calling the governor, and a day later, Thackeray announced that the suddenly implemented blockade was not appropriate, and abruptly lifting it would be detrimental to the people.
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