The discussion focused on the vision & performance of the MVA government
Mumbai, 2nd August, 2020: India’s leading Marathi News Channel, ABP Majha organised ‘Majha Maharashtra Majha Vision’, a flagship show highlighting various views and discourses on the government, the ongoing political developments, and key public issues on 31st July, 2020.
The renowned knowledge-sharing platform was attended by Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, who deliberated on the state’s situation amid COVID-19, he said “Mumbai local is still operating today. Local service is available for all essential service personnel. It is not up to the state government to decide whether or not local transport will start in Mumbai. We had to request the Central Government numerous times to start transportation for essential service personnel in the state.”
On the other hand, Honourable Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, emphasised that lockdown is not the solution. “If lockdown is further extended, there will be a financial crisis. We will have to work on the wire until we get the vaccine. The industry will have to focus on social distancing measures, and habits like hand washing & wearing masks. Complete lockdown is certainly not the way to go.” He said.
Just when the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government consisting of coalition partners, the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party, and the Congress was beginning to stabilise, after it came to power six months ago ─ COVID-19 gripped the nation.
Now as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government feels the heat over handling the Covid-19 pandemic, with rise in the number of cases and fatalities, ABP Majha organised Majha Vision to bring the pertinent dialogues of the state to the fore.
Various dignitaries from the ruling and opposition parties as well as several renowned journalists attended the conclave and deliberated on the pressing issues of the state.
Making the summit highly informative, Majha Vision hosted dignitaries such as Uddhav Thackeray (Chief Minister of Maharashtra), Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat (Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra), Subhash Desai (Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council), Devendra Fadnavis (Former Chief Minister), Rajesh Tope (Health Minister of Maharashtra), Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse (Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly), Chhagan Bhujbal (Cabinet Minister of Food and Civil Supply, Consumer Affairs), Varsha Gaikwad (Cabinet Minister of School Education Department, Maharashtra), Prakash Javadekar (Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises), Jayant Patil (Cabinet Minister of the Water Resources Department), Ashok Chavan (PWD Minister of Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray (MNS),and other such as Mahesh Majrekar, Nitin Vaidya, Prashant Damle, Atul Gogawale.
Ensuring perfect coordination amongst the dignitaries, the summit was moderated by the versatile ABP Majha anchors such as, Mr. Rajiv Khandekar, Mr. Abhijit Karande, Mr. Prassana Joshi, Ms. Dnyanada Chavan, and Ms. Namrata Wagle.
Majha Vision is a platform, where ministers come face-to-face to deliberate on the eminent matters of the state and share their opinions on the ongoing issues. Ministers vested with responsibilities in their respective field get a chance to talk about their goals for the state and share a report card on the progress achieved in their respective ministry.
ABP group aims to cater the multi lingual masses through their regional channels. ABP Majha is one of the most-viewed Marathi channel through which ABP reaches out to almost the entire region of Maharashtra. The knowledge-sharing summit ‘Majha Maharashtra Majha Vision’ telecasted on ABP Majha was exclusively curated for the Marathi speaking viewers.
Elaborating on the summit, Avinash Pandey, CEO – ABP Network, said, “Majha Vision is a unique platform for the leaders of the state to come together and deliberate on pertinent issues that concern the state & the nation. The COVID-19 crisis has worsened in Maharashtra, as it can be seen from the figures of Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other urban districts, which are witnessing rising numbers. This is a moment in time when people want to know the vision & way forward of their leaders and Majha Vision provides just the right platform for those crucial discussions. At ABP Majha, our sole purpose is to throw light on meaningful discourses of the country and keep our viewers apprised of every single matter which concerns them, with a special focus on local issues.”
About Majha Vision
A platform that deliberates on relevant issues of significance to the common people, Majha Vision provides an opportunity for both the government and opposition to debate on these challenges and outline the way forward.
- On the functioning of the Maharashtra government, former Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis said, “The Maha Vikas Aghadi government is a family that is divided & broken. It cannot be called a family. This government is in a live-in relationship.”
“To be honest, I don’t know who is in charge of the state government. The current government is like a train. Much like a train, it has 3 engines, one at the back, one at the front & one in the middle. And all three parties are pulling the engine in their own direction. So it is difficult to know where exactly the train is going and who is leading it. Uddhav Thackeray and Ajit Pawar have to decide together, who is in charge of the steering wheel.” He added.
- On the three-party government in the state, Congress Leader & State Public Works Department Minister Ashok Chavan said, “Even though there is a three-party government in the state at present, the steering wheel of the state government is in the hands of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. They run the government. We present our views to them but the final decision rests with the Chief Minister. He agrees with us.”
He also expressed confidence in the view that the government will last for the next five years.
- On the issue of Aarey, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The issue of Aarey is with the Maharashtra government. This issue has not come to the Central government.”
“Aare’s decision was taken during the time of Devendra Fadnavis. After that, the decision was changed when the new government came to power. In this context, I will just give the example of Delhi Metro. Many trees were cut down while getting the Metro project in place, in Delhi. The same would’ve happened here.” he added.
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