Cong,NCP set for coordination meet

Amid indications that the truce between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party in the state may not last very long,the former is readying for the first coordination committee meeting scheduled for August 2 or 3.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 31, 2012 6:37:25 am

Amid indications that the truce between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party in the state may not last very long,the former is readying for the first coordination committee meeting scheduled for August 2 or 3.

Apart from Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre,Industries Minister Narayan Rane and Forests Minister Patangrao Kadam will represent the Congress at the meeting.

Only on Saturday,NCP state president Madhukar Pichad repeated the party’s claim that files pertaining to NCP ministers’ departments or development issues raised by NCP legislators were not being passed by the chief minister.

Meanwhile,Thakre responded on Monday to Pichad’s statement by seeking that the NCP list specific instances of files awaiting the CM’s clearance.

“The chief minister functions in a transparent manner. The NCP may list its specific complaints. Chavan has never had any personal agenda,” Thakre said,adding that these complaints could be discussed at the coordination committee meeting.

Thakre,who reportedly faced the heat from the party high command over the leak of a letter written by MLAs,rejected the contention of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna that he had instigated the rebellion of Congress legislators.

“I don’t expect Saamna to write anything good about me,” he said.

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