Maharashtra remains to be probably the most affected state through the Chinese Coronavirus. Almost 30% of total circumstances within the nation can attributed by myself to the state of Maharashtra. In this kind of state of affairs, you are expecting leader minister of the state firmly taking keep watch over of state of affairs and traveling the state to stay officers on feet. Instead what we’re seeing? Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has infrequently left his personal place of abode ‘Matoshree’ leaving the state utterly at the mercy of different ministers and bureaucrats.
Recently, BJP chief Narayan Rane criticised CM Uddhav Thackeray alleging that in the course of the pandemic, Maharashtra CM hasn’t moved out of his house. State secretariat named as ‘Mantralaya’ is being dominated through the bureaucrats. He additionally steered that the outdated identify of ‘Mantralaya’ was once ‘Sachivalaya’ and it must be renamed as such, since no minister is found in ‘Mantralaya’.
There is a fact to his allegations. Since the pandemic began and lockdown used to be introduced CM Uddhav Thackeray has infrequently moved out of his personal place of abode. He did pop out two times, as soon as on a discuss with to cyclone ‘Nisarga’ affected Raigad district and as soon as for presidency Mahapooja of Lord Vitthal, at Pandharpur at the instance of Ashadi Ekadashi. Barring those two events he has seldom ventured out of Mumbai, and infrequently even long gone to ‘Mantralaya’, which is Maharashtra state secretariat having places of work of all ministers and senior bureaucrats.
Maharashtra’s folks have handiest heard him via his Facebook reside classes, and Twitter posts executed through the reputable deal with of the Chief Minister’s place of business. He hasn’t been noticed anyplace on floor visiting hospitals or different towns in Maharashtra reviewing the location. However, to their credit score, well being minister Rajesh Tope and deputy CM Ajit Pawar are on floor, operating as they must be on this state of affairs. Just like his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Uddhav Thackeray doesn’t deal with a unmarried portfolio in Maharashtra Government and simply presides the state as Chief Minister.
On the opposite hand, chief of opposition Devendra Fadnavis is traveling the state widely, visiting other towns and hospitals and preserving evaluation conferences. Being chief of opposition, which is a statutory put up, he can cling evaluation conferences however can’t cross directions to the officers. Even then he’s taking each effort to be noticed on floor and doing his bit as accountable opposition chief. However mainstream media has failed to acknowledge his efforts, and virtually censored his visits to more than a few affected puts. People are coming to learn about those visits, handiest via social media.
We have noticed a viral video of a policeman pleading to him about loss of beef up from the federal government and lamenting that state of affairs would had been significantly better if he used to be the Chief Minister. The mentioned policeman used to be given a punishment posting and transferred 150 kilometers clear of his position of place of abode through the vindictive Thackeray govt. There are many such movies, doing the rounds the place the average guy is pleading with Fadnavis to lend a hand them and he’s assuring them that he’s going to act on it to the most productive of his skills. Few days again there used to be a mismatch in reporting of Corona deaths in Maharashtra. It used to be pointed out through Fadnavis. Acting on it, the following day the state govt used to be pressured to acknowledge those deaths as Corona deaths which have been in the past weren’t known.
It is unexpected that Marathi media which champions itself to be the modern media has did not document on Chief Minister’s self-imposed lockdown, and no longer traveling the state and censoring the chief of opposition’s visits to affected towns.
(This article has been written through Keshav, a media graduate, who left journalism for an alternate profession. Traveller, Aviation Enthusiast. Indian, Marwari, Marathi in that order)