Aurangabad/Mumbai, May 26 : Rajya Sabha MP and senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday dismissed apprehension regarding stability of the tripartite Maha Vikas Agadhi government and affirmed that the Sena-NCP-Congress ruling coalition is intact. Slamming the opposition BJP, Mr Raut said that the meeting between CM Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar last evening should not let imaginations go wild. He tweeted, "If anyone is spreading news about the stability of the government, it should be considered as their stomach ache."
"The government is strong. No worries," he asserted. Recently, there were reports that the Thackeray-Pawar duo are not on the same page regarding the way of handling the COVID-19 crisis. It was said that the CM was unhappy over the NCP chief's suggestion that the State should reopen gradually and economic activities should be allowed. Mr Raut, known for his firebrand talks, affirmed that the ruling coalition is not facing any trouble and the opposition should quarantine itself. On Monday, BJP leader Narayan Rane met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari demanding that the President's Rule should be imposed in Maharashtra.
Few days ago, another senior saffron party leader Chandrakant Patil averred that CM Thackeray should seek the President's Rule from the Centre since his government has "failed" to tackle the pandemic. The BJP also held a statewide agitation 'Maharashtra Bachao' asserting that the ruling dispensation is unable to deftly handle the healthcare crisis. Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Devendra Fadnavis described the "ineptness" of the government saying that CM Thackeray shies away from taking initiatives and over depends on bureaucracy. They demanded a special economic package so as to resuscitate the India's financial capital Mumbai as well as the State, which has the highest number of Corona cases in the country. (UNI)