In Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government has completed its sixth month of its formation and is stable, strong and will definitely complete its five-year term, state minister Nawab Malik said on Thursday.
As the state Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray had taken oath on November 28 last year along with six ministers, two each from his party, the NCP and the Congress, and the Cabinet was expanded later.
BJP opposition earlier raised the question over the stability of the Maha vikas Aghadi government, formed by three ideologically different parties. Some of the BJP leaders had reportedly said it will be a short-lived regime.
State Minority Affairs Minister and NCPs national spokesperson Nawab Malik said the government has completed six months. It is stable and strong.
The BJP had said this government would be short-lived. But it will definitely complete its five-year stint.”
BJP MP Narayan Rane met Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and demanded imposition of President’s rule in the state over the Thackeray-led government’s “failure” in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nawab Malik said Maha Vikas Aghadi was formed on the basis of a ‘common minimum programme’ drafted by the three parties, which are working unitedly. He also said the government is currently combating the COVID-19 threat. We will overcome it and will run the government properly.
In state Assembly, Shiv Sena has 56 seats forged an alliance with the once-rival parties NCP (having 54 MLAs) and Congress (44 MLAs) to form the government last year, after severing ties with long-term ally BJP.
Shiv Sena and BJP fell out over sharing the chief ministerial post in the state on a rotational basis. After elections to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly last year.
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News