Amid speculations over a rift in the six-month-old Maharashtra coalition government, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for a meeting with members of the Maha Vikas Aghadi today. The meeting is currently underway at Varsha bungalow, news agency ANI reported.
The discussion on the ongoing lockdown and the decision of lifting it in some areas are on the agenda list of this meeting. The attendees are also expected to share their ideas and plans in order to control the spread of COVID-19 across the state.
Mumbai: Meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi begins at CM & Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray's Varsha bungalow residence. https://t.co/G1GYyTIGWT— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2020
Reports of cracks within the Maha Vikas Aghadi were triggered after NCP chief Sharad Pawar had held meetings with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Uddhav Thackeray separately.
Speculation of a rift in the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-Congress coalition government peaked after a series of meetings, including one between the Chief Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar and one between Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Uddhav Thackeray separately.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who attended the meeting, said Pawar and Thackeray discussed the COVID situation.
“The Maha Vikas Aghadi government will complete its five-year term and we will fight the elections together after five years,” he said.