Congress Senior Leader Ashok Chavan Admits To “Issues” In Maharashtra State Coalition Government

Chavan said, “There are some issues between the Mahavikas Aghadi. We are trying to meet the CM…we expect a meeting with him in the next 2 days”



MUMBAI| On Sunday, Senior Congress Leader Ashok Chavan admitted the “issues” among the allies in the MahaVikas Aghadi government. Ashok Chavan who is also a minister in Maharashtra cabinet said the Congress has sought a meeting with the CM Uddhav Thackeray to sort out the differences in two days. The Congress leader expressed hope that CM Thackeray would meet the Congress leaders in the next two days.

While talking to ANI, Chavan said, “There are some issues between the Mahavikas Aghadi (MVA) allies and bureaucracy. We are trying to meet the CM to discuss all our issues with him in detail. We expect a meeting with him in the next 2 days.”

Sources said that signs of a rift in Maharashtra coalition have been visible for quite some time with the Congress not getting enough opportunities to attend the important meetings.

Thackeray has been regularly meeting NCP chief head Sharad Pawar told hold discussions over various issues, including the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, while Congress leaders are not invited to attend these meetings.


Earlier PTI News agency quoted a Congress minister as saying that there is “some resentment within the party over certain issues, which we want to discuss with the CM and get resolved”.

It is learnt that Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and Chavan will meet Thackeray on Monday to hold talks over several issues, including the legislative council nominations from the Governor’s quota and appointments for state-run boards.

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