Don’t make controversial remarks: Cong MLAs

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 30 January 2020

Ashok Chavan had said that the Congress has taken in writing from their Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) partner Shiv Sena that they would not behave unconstitutionally. Chavan’s remark created a flutter in the State’s political circles.

MUMBAI: The young brigade of the Congress has warned senior leader Ashok Chavan not make any remarks that would create controversy and make the State government unstable after Chavan’s controversial regarding their ally Shiv Sena.

Chavan had said that the Congress has taken in writing from their Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) partner Shiv Sena that they would not behave unconstitutionally. Chavan’s remark created a flutter in the State’s political circles.

However, Chavan clarified that his statement has been carried out of the context. 

“The remark was about the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the coalition government,” Chavan said.  On Wednesday, young MLAs from Congress met Chavan before the Cabinet meeting began where the young brigade asked him not to create any controversy regarding the government.

An MLA from Congress, on condition of anonymity, said that 10 to 15 MLAs met Chavan. “We requested him to let the government work on its agendas. This is a coalition government and such statements will break the trust between the coalition partners. This is dangerous for the government. It will also help the Opposition make the government unstable,” the MLA said.

However, Chavan said the MLAs met him for another reason. “I had spoken about the CMP. The three parties had come together to prepare it. It is a written document. I was speaking about it in that context,” Chavan explained.

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