No remote control from Delhi and also no KRAs: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
While, asserting that there is no remote control from Delhi and also no KRAs (Key Result Areas) either, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says that he will remain in office for five years unless he commits any mistake.
Fadnavis, who will be completing two years in office on Monday (October 31), said he had further prepared a vision document soon after taking over as Chief Minister and has also sent it to all department secretaries through the Chief Secretary. KRAs for all secretaries had also been prepared.
“I had told the secretaries that these KRAs are your Bhagwad Geeta, Bible and Quran,” Fadnavis, who hit the national spotlight recently for mediating between filmmaker Karan Johar and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over the film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, told a select group of journalists at his official residence Varsha.
The Fadnavis government has been getting flak following the massive silent marches in various cities by members of the Maratha community, who are reservation benefits and amendments in the Atrocities Act in order to prevent its misuse. The Dalits and the Muslims also took out dome similar marches after the Maratha protests.
Asked whether there was any further possibility of a change of guard in the state, given his own statements which indicate that it might happen, the Chief Minister said: “My statement was reported out of context. I had said that the kind of values I was brought up with never taught me to work for any post, or any seat of power… that is the reason I had said that even if I am there in this chair for one day, I would work towards bringing social change.”
This was also taken to mean a likely change of the guard, he added, clarifying that he would be the chief minister for the full term.
Denying that he has ever been or is remote-controlled from Delhi, Fadnavis said that, on the contrary, the Centre had also cleared all Maharashtra projects in record time. The coastal road project, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj memorial in the Arabian Sea and the Metro, for instance, had been further cleared and put on fast track.
CM backs alliance with Sena for BMC polls
Fadnavis made it clear that he wanted an alliance with the Shiv Sena for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls due in February 2017. As he stated that nationalism and Hindutva had brought the two together for almost 25 years ago, he said they were two different parties with different opinions on a number of issues and heated exchanges do occur. “Sometimes, the Sena criticises us and we do the same if we don’t agree with what it has done.”