A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi wrote to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray seeking measures for the welfare of socially backward communities, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said the letter is usually a result of miscommunication between Congress leaders while the Shiv Sena maintained that every one used to be polite some of the state alliance partners.
Gandhi on Friday reminded Thackeray of the Common Minimum Program (CMP) of state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, of which the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP are a part. She also sought the implementation of sure measures for the welfare of members of Dalit and tribal communities.
“…there must be legislative backing to utilize the funds allocated (for schemes for SC/STs) all the way through the same financial year,” she said.
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Reacting to the letter, NCP minister and spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the letter could be an outcome of lack of communication inside the Congress. “The functioning of more than a few programmes and schemes of the government used to be interrupted because of the pandemic. But even so, the tribal development branch is headed by a Congress minister. The party’s leaders must have asked the concerned minister what’s the reality,” he said.
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat said Gandhi’s letter used to be not out of resentment, but as a part of a dialogue process. “Congress’s stand has at all times been in favour of uplift of naughty and disadvantaged sections of the society and Gandhi’s letter used to be a part of dialogue on how welfare measures can also be taken. There is not any resentment,” he said.
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Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut denied any talks of “pressure politics” being done by the Congress and said, “Whether the Congress party has brought forward an agenda which is in the interest of people of Maharashtra and the state, then, it must be welcomed.”[ad_2]