Here is all that happened in Raj Thackeray‘s meeting with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The meeting was held in Raj Bhavan in Mumbai at 10:30. Amit Raj Thackeray and MNS leader Nitin Sardesai accompanied the chief of MNS to this meeting.
Raj Thackeray held this meeting specifically for talking about the inflated electricity bills.
“I spoke to the regarding exorbitant power bills in today’s meeting. We have also spoken to Nitin Raut and he had told me that the decision will be taken, but nothing has been done yet. I will speak to Sharad Pawar if needed and also meet CM Uddhav Thackeray. The state government is aware of the issues concerning people but no decision is being taken. I request the state government to take decision on exorbitant power bills in two days.”
He further added that people have lost job and they are getting huge power bills. Thackeray also said that there are several issues which are pending and there is no decision yet. “CM Thackeray says work is going on but no decision is being taken whether it is starting of local trains or any other issue.”
Thackeray also took a hit at the government over slow decision making. “I can speak of 100 issues but there are no decisions by the state government.”
During the various phases of locking and unlocking, people from all aspects of life went to Raj Thackeray for help. These included Mumbai Dabbawalas, delegation of doctors and Koli workers.
The had issues such as inflated power bills, Mumbai local train services to open for all, farmers’ financial woes, reopening of temples and exam fiasco amongst others. They wanted these to be taken to the state government so as they can be addressed.
Why is this meeting noteworthy?
Raj Thackeray’s Meeting will raise eyebrows as it comes on a time when there is an open battle going on between the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singj Koshyari.
The fight started over a letter where the Governor used highly inappropriate words and blatant disrespect with which he spoke to the CM.
The letter was regarding opening of temples in the state of Maharashtra and the Chief Minister was rightly reluctant to open those in the wake of the COVID-19 scene. This did not sit well with the Governor who called forth Thackeray’s apparent lack of Hindutva. NCP leader Sharad Pawar also condemned the Governor for the use of such language.