Many ministers are seen fretting in the Mantralaya corridors for the past few days, courtesy Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. This is because the Chief Minister wants his Ministers to stay in their district to maintain law and order. In a written communication, the Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has asked his Ministers to stay put in their respective allotted districts between till September 26, to ensure there are no flare-ups during Ganpati immersions and following the court verdict on Ayodhya issue. The communication, which is nothing short of an order, means the Mantralaya will almost be empty. Even State Home Minister R R Patil is likely to be stationed at Gadchiroli, where he is appointed the District Guardian Minister. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has asked guardian ministers of all the 35 districts across Maharashtra to engage local leaders, religious heads, NGOs and even the media to ensure the state remains peaceful during this potentially volatile phase. Bureau report – NMTV News.
October 25, 2009
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