Maharashtra: Fadnavis defends decision to skip tea party, says Modi meet important event

Fadnavis said, “It was never my intention to undermine the role of opposition.”

By: Press Trust of India Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: December 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis late Sunday evening said the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to emphasise key issues related to the welfare of people of Maharashtra.

Fadnavis said, “The prime minister had called a meeting of all chief ministers of state across country. It was a scheduled meet. And I took the decision to attend for the larger interest of my people in Maharashtra.”

Fadnavis said, “I would certainly liked to play the host at the tea party on the eve of winter session. It was never my intention to undermine the role of opposition.”

Adding, “It is unfortunate that Congress and NCP are making an issue about my PM meeting.” The state chief minister indicated that, “During the meeting individual state chief ministers could raise the issues related to their state.

And I felt it was important as I would emphasise on several critical areas which requires centre’s intervention to push the state projects ahead.” The meeting has helped people of state.

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