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Just Supporting The Government, Not A Key Player In Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi

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  • Not playing a key role in Maharashtra Govt.
  • Congress is key decision-maker in Punjab, in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Pondicherry.
  • BJP leader Narayan Rane demanded presidential rule as state govt failed to handle the COVID19 crisis.

Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday distanced his party from the Maha Vikas Agadi government in Maharashtra, by saying that Congress is just supporting the state government and is not a key player in decision making.

“I would like to make a differentiation here, we are supporting the government in Maharashtra but we are not the key decision-makers in Maharashtra. We are the key decision-maker in Punjab, in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Pondicherry. So there is a difference between running a government and supporting a government,” Rahul Gandhi said in a video press conference.

While in a meeting with state governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari,  BJP’s leader and ex-CM of Maharashtra Narayan Rane have demanded Presidential rule in the state, as he claimed that the state government has failed to tackle the COVID19 situation.

Giving remarks on the demand of presidential rule by the opposition, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut slammed the opposition on Tuesday and said that the coalition is strong and there isn’t any possibility of presidential rule.

“Corona’s vaccine and the dose of toppling the Thackeray government by the Opposition is yet to be found. It would be right for the opposition to quarantine immediately,” Raut tweeted.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in India, with over 52,667 reported cases and 1,695 deaths, the majority of cases are from Mumbai which is popularly known as the financial capital of the country.

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