BJP-Shiv Sena to form coordination committee to clear pending work

Mumbai: In an effort to bring about smooth governance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said a co-ordination committee would be formed to look into various the work proposals submitted by Shiv Sena MLAs.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Fadnavis with a Shiva Sena delegation led by its chief Uddhav Thackeray, here yesterday. “We had been contemplating over the issue for quite some time.

The Sena delegation came and we had a good interaction. We have decided to form a co-ordination committee and I will review developments periodically,” Fadnavis said. “We also agreed to meet formally once every three months to sort out outstanding issues between the allies,” he said.(Also Read: I am the CM of ‘Akhand Maharashtra’: Devendra Fadnavis to Shiv Sena)

Minister Eknath Shinde said the meeting yielded a major project for the Thane city in the form of extended railway station between Mulund and Thane on the central line.

“The extended Thane station project needs 14-acre land of the mental hospital in the city. chief minister assured us during the meeting that the land would be handed over to the Central Railway within a month,” Shinde said in a release here.

Fadnavis also gave instructions to Health Minister Deepak Sawant in this regard. “The co-ordination committee would comprise an equal number of legislators and ministers from both the alliance partners,” he said.

According to Shinde, Thackeray told the chief minister that the “development works” proposed by Sena are not being implemented by the government. Thackeray also gave a list of grievances and works to the chief minister.

The delegation comprised all Shiv Sena ministers in the state government, senior Sena leaders and party’s whips in both the Houses of Legislature. “This is a systematic way to sort out issues.

We have started working on it,” Fadnavis added.