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Modi must co-operate with "younger brother" Uddhav: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana has said PM Modi and Uddhav are like brothers and the Centre has a responsibility towards Maharashtra.

29th November 2019 | 10:33 AM (IST)
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A day after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took over the reins of Maharashtra as the first chief minister of the Thackeray family, the party mouthpiece Saamana has said the coalition government will now act on the mistakes of the previous Devendra Fadnavis government.

Sena has also said that PM Narendra Modi doesn't belong to one party and must fulfill its responsibilities towards Maharashtra.

Saamana has written in its editorial, "Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the chief minister. The new government is like a revolution in Maharashtra. Uddhav's government will be of truth and justice for Maharashtra. In five years the Fadnavis government put Maharashtra in debts of Rs 5 lakh crore."

The Shiv Sena in its editorial said, "Therefore Uddhav Thackeray will have to act fast but very carefully."

It also noted that PM Narendra Modi sent greetings to Uddhav Thackeray.

"For farmers of Maharashtra, relief has to come from the central government. Even though there are problems for Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Modi ji are like brothers for each other. Therefore for his younger brother of Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a responsibility," wrote the editorial.

The article further read, "Prime Minister is not just for one party but for the entire country. Delhi should accept what the people of Maharashtra have decided."

"We have shown Delhi our power. Maharashtra brings the most money to Delhi. The economy of the country is dependent on Mumbai. Mumbai provides the highest employment in the country. Even on the borders there is a lot of contribution from Maharashtra. Therefore Maharashtra should be given respect," Shiv Sena has said in Saamana.

It further read, "A saffron flag is hoisted in Vidhan Bhavan and Mantralaya. Maharashtra is on the path of a new beginning."

After NCP leader Ajit Pawar toppled the 4-day old Fadnavis government, Uddhav Thackeray took over as the chief minister of a coalition government of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena.

Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday night chaired the maiden meeting of his cabinet which sanctioned Rs 20 crore for conservation of the Raigad Fort as he promised concrete assistance for farmers after reviewing existing schemes instead of any piecemeal aid.

Thackeray, sworn in as the CM, chaired the first meeting of his cabinet at Sahyadri Guest House in south Mumbai.

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29th November 2019 | 10:33 AM (IST)
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