PUNE: There are no differences in the three-party alliance on transfer of Elgar Parishad case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The Central government has full right to do so. But they should have asked the State government before transferring the case and the chief minister has the right to take the decision, said state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ashok Chavan.
He was speaking during the media interaction held at Patrakar Bhavan on Sunday. Chavan added, “The Maharashtra government has excellent coordination and there are no differences in the three-party alliance.”
Taking a jibe at the BJP, Chavan said the party’s leaders are confused. Chandrakant Patil says one thing while Devendra Fadnavis says something else, he said, adding that there is no danger to the government and it will complete their five-year term, said Chavan.
He added, “Less response by Central government led to several road development projects in Marathwada and Vidarbha being pending.”
Speaking on farmers issues, Chavan said, “There is need to propose a new independent authority to monitor farmers’ financial situation, which will help gather real-time information about farmers and find a solution to their problems.”
When asked about the recent protest on Khed-Shivapur toll plaza, he said, “As it is a subject of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) they will look into it.”
CHAVAN ADVISES PARTY WORKERS
Minister Ashok Chavan, while interacting with the party workers said, “Stay away from making any controversial statements. First talk and have dialogue with senior party leaders because making controversial statements can break our Maha Vikas Aghadi government.”