MUMBAI: All party MPs from the State will form department-wise committees of MPs and push all the issues related to the state unitedly before the Union government.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting of all party MPs at Sahyadri on Monday. They decided to form a co-ordination committee headed by Arvind Sawant.Chief Minister Thackeray appealed to the MPs that they should be behave like one family in Delhi and push the State’s issues in Parliament.
He appealed that the issue of Maharashtra-Karnataka border should be raised in the Parliament and all MPs from Maharashtra have to support it unitedly.
“The Union government has sanctioned Rs 900 crore for farmers as compensation for the crops damaged due to excess rain in the State. The remaining amount is yet to be received and all MPs have to follow it up in Parliament,” said Thackeray. He said there are many vacant lands in Mumbai, which can be used for affordable housing and the MPs have to follow up the issue with the Centre.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, MP Supriya Sule, Ministers Nawab Malik, Jayant Patil, Eknath Shinde, Subhash Desai, and Aaditya Thackeray were present at the meeting.
‘HYPERLOOP TOO COSTLY’
The issue of Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop was discussed at the meeting of MPs with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. MP Supriya Sule said this project is not working in any country. So it is not necessary for Maharashtra. “It may be a wrong decision of the previous government. Hyperloop is costly and we have to focus on state transport, local railways, and metro, instead of that,” Sule said.