Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s interview Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana speaks about various issues. The interview was held by Saamana Editor Sanjay Raut.
The Chief Minister discussed that the nation needs one single policy for lockdown. He feels that is the need of the day.
Uddhav Thackeray’s interview took place on the day the ruling coalition Maha Vikas Aghadi completes one year in governance.
The CM said that,”We are trying online education. We had decided to open schools for classes 9 to 12, but in many states schools had begun and we got reports of teachers and students getting infected. They had to shut it all down again. It is like playing with life.”
He also mentioned that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set one policy for lockdown applicable to the whole country.
“… I spoke to the honorable Prime Minister to set a policy for the whole country. This state is open but that state is closed, coronavirus cases are on the rise there, so close that state but since the number of infections are less another state is open. We need to apply the rule instead just staying safe till next year,” he said.
He also urged that the states and the Center should enhance cooperation with each other in the field of education. “What you can do. Can you offer TV channels? Do you give us instant networking facility for online too? We are doing it, in my Dussehra speech I said that Rs 37 thousand crores is with the center. Around Rs 4-5 thousand crores have been released. Bu the amount increased now again Rs 37–34 thousand crores are owed by the Centre.”
In his interview Uddhav Thackeray touched upon various pressing issues and also state politics. The CM also spoke about how his family was targeted over the death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The tragic demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh remained one of the most talked-about events this year. Reflecting upon the late actor’s demise, CM Uddhav Thackeray said, “It is unfortunate that a youth died and some are trying to play politics over it. How low would they stoop? This is dirty politics. A man fights like a man. Unfortunately, a life is gone and you are doing politics over it? Is this what you are worthy of?”
Uddhav Thackeray also spoke about Love Jihad that is the latest issue that has been circulating.
“Rather than politics of ‘love jihad’, why shouldn’t the concept be applicable in politics? They [BJP] are opposed to a Muslim boy marrying a Hindu girl. Then how did you [BJP] have an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti or Nitish Kumar or Chandrababu Naidu? Alliance with different political parties with different ideologies works for you, isn’t this ‘love jihad’?” he said.