Mumbai: Amid the on-going tussle between the Governor BS Koshyari and the chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray, the vocal Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut on Saturday met with Governor Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
The Sena leader Raut’s visit came on the heels of Chief Minister Thackeray skipping a meeting called by the Governor to assess the state government’s preparedness to tackle COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday. Thackeray skipped a meeting called by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday evening to review the COVID-19 situation across the state, triggering speculations that all was not well between the two.
The Sena chief, however, sent his personal assistant Milind Narvekar as his representative to attend the meeting. Narvekar informed that Thackeray could not attend the meeting as he was busy with some other important work and had conveyed his to the Governor.
During the meeting, the Governor had asked the state administration to prepare itself for the COVID-19 challenge considering the likely situation of Corona Virus Disease in the State in the months of June and July.
The Opposition BJP had visited the governor last week and complained that the state government had failed in checking the spread of the virus.
A Raj Bhavan statement described the meeting between the Sena leader Raut and the governor as a “courtesy call”. The governor and the chief minister Thackeray had no conflict between them. Their relations are like that of a father and a son, and they will remain like that, claimed the Sena leader after meeting the Governor.
Raut also claimed that it was a mutual admiration for each other that made them for maintaining such a relationship.
Well ! @BSKoshyari is elder to me so this namaskar , otherwise we had good interaction , I told him not to worry, our MVA government under leadership of @officeofUT is running fine pic.twitter.com/ILPeFzlQ4q
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) May 23, 2020