Congress to leave Maharashtra cabinet? Here' what Nitin Raut has to say
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 24, 2021 02:44 PM2021-05-24T14:44:39+5:302021-05-24T14:48:22+5:30
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday had a serious discussion on the demand to repeal the GR, which cancels reservations ...
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday had a serious discussion on the demand to repeal the GR, which cancels reservations in the promotion of backward class government employee. However, it is clear that the GR has not been canceled or even postponed. Senior party leader and Energy Minister Nitin Raut, had made a strong demand at the cabinet sub-committee meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, said if the government notification is not withdrawn, Congress will take an aggressive posture, as it does not want any deviation from the provisions of the Common Minimum Programme framed unanimously by the three parties at the time of government formation.
Congress leader and energy minister Nitin Raut said that the Congress has always stood by the backward classes. He also commented on the decision of Congress party leaving cabinet. A meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was held on Wednesday. It is understood that there was a rift between Ajit Pawar and Energy Minister Nitin Raut. Without asking the sub-committee, how the GR dated May 7 was canceled?, how did the general administration department took a mutual decision, Raut quetioned.
I have no role to play in doing injustice to the backward classes, Pawar had told Raut. Raut and school education minister Varsha Gaikwad demanded immediate cancellation of the GR.
It has been decided to send the matter to the Law and Justice Department to seek a report and then convene a meeting of the sub-committee again. Decision on cancellation of the decision will be taken thereafter.
In this regard, Nitin Raut has clarified the role of the Congress. Don't take the Congress party for granted, the party will not compromise on reservation in promotions. Therefore, differences over reservation in promotions in Mahavikasaghadhi have come to the fore once again. He has said that if Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray does not convene a meeting on this issue in two days, he will present the issue in the cabinet meeting.
If Ajit Pawar thinks that he has all the powers of the Cabinet sub-committee, then this role is an insult to the sub-committee, said Nitin Raut. Also, it is up to the Congress high command to decide whether to leave the cabinet or not. However, don't take the Congress party for granted, we are not your servants. "Congress has always been with the backward classes, but we will bring to the notice of Congress president Sonia Gandhi what is going on with the backward classes," he said in the letter.Open in app