Chief minister Ashok Chavan seems to have consolidated his position within the party. The latest buzz at the Congress headquarters at Tilak Bhawan, Dadar, is that Chavan has hijacked the entire functioning of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) as well. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s tenure could not get better than this for him. The latest development is that Chavan has taken over the functioning of the MPCC. Manikrao Thackre is the MPCC president and the face of the party but it’s Chavan who has the remote control in his hands. Seasoned politicians within the party, who had initially predicted that Chavan’s tenure would be short, are now taking him seriously. Unlike his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh, who’s tenure as CM from 1999-2008 was marred by MPCC chief Prabha Rau and AICC general secretary Margaret Alva working together against him, Chavan has had a free run. In Chavan’s case, Thackre and AICC general secretary and state incharge AK Antony have both extended full support to the CM. Also, Chavan shares an excellent rapport with Ajit Pawar, who is the real mover and shaker in the state’s NCP unit. Bureau report – NMTV News.
November 27, 2014
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