In First Cabinet Meet, CM Uddhav Allots Rs 20 Cr For Revival of Raigad; Decision On Farmers Soon
Soon after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a colourful ceremony at the picturesque Shivaji Park in Mumbai on November 28, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray chaired his first cabinet meeting at Sahyadri Guest House. After holding hours long discussion with his cabinet ministers, newly appointed CM held a press conference to brief about his government’s first cabinet meet. Addressing his first press conference as the chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray says that his will be a government for the common people.
“I want to assure the people of the state that we will give a good government. I want to help the farmers in a manner which will make them happy,” Thackeray said. While briefing reporters about the decisions taken by the state government, Thackeray said, “first and the foremost cabinet has sanctioned an amount of Rs 20 crore for conservation of Maratha king Shivaji’s erstwhile capital, Fort Raigad.”
Speaking about the issues pertaining to Maharashtra farmers’ distress, Thackeray emphasised that he will take major decisions to give relief to the farmers of Maharashtra within two days. I have asked officials to provide me with complete information on state and centre schemes for farmers, in the next two days. Once I get all details, I will take a decision accordingly,” he said.
However, reacting unusual, the newly appointed Maharashtra CM fumed during the press conference when a ABP News reporter asked him if the Sena has become secular? Coming down heavily on the reporter, Uddhav reverted by saying: “Secular ka matlab kya hai? Samvidhan mein jo kuch hai woh hai.” (What do you mean by secular? Whatever it is written the in constitution, it is there.)