Maharashtra: MVA alliance put to test; tussle over shifting car shed | India News

MUMBAI: While coronavirus forced people to stay indoors, Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi combine of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congresss was also busy keeping the BJP at bay on many issues as it battled the pandemic during the year.
The ruling alliance took on the BJP over relocating the Mumbai metro car shed project from Aarey to Kanjurmarg, even as the Bombay high court stayed allotment of land in Kanjurmarg for the integrated metro car shed project.
The year also saw Shiv Sena’s ‘fiery Hindutva’ stand mellowing down, with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray speaking of taking everyone along.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Thackeray got into an acrimonious exchange over the reopening of religious places in the state.
In a letter with sarcastic overtone, Koshyari asked Thackeray if he had turned ‘secular’ as he denied permission to reopen the religious places. Thackeray responded, saying he did not need a Hindutva certificate from anyone.
Following Koshyaris letter, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar also sent out a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming the governors approach towards the issue.
“I am shocked and surprised to know that the letter of the governor was released to the media and also the kind of language used in the letter which does not behove well for a person who holds a constitutional position,” Pawar wrote to the Prime Minister.
While…

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MUMBAI: While coronavirus forced people to stay indoors, Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi combine of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congresss was also busy keeping the BJP at bay on many issues as it battled the pandemic during the year.
The ruling alliance took on the BJP over relocating the Mumbai metro car shed project from Aarey to Kanjurmarg, even as the Bombay high court stayed allotment of land in Kanjurmarg for the integrated metro car shed project.
The year also saw Shiv Sena’s ‘fiery Hindutva’ stand mellowing down, with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray speaking of taking everyone along.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Thackeray got into an acrimonious exchange over the reopening of religious places in the state.
In a letter with sarcastic overtone, Koshyari asked Thackeray if he had turned ‘secular’ as he denied permission to reopen the religious places. Thackeray responded, saying he did not need a Hindutva certificate from anyone.
Following Koshyaris letter, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar also sent out a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming the governors approach towards the issue.
“I am shocked and surprised to know that the letter of the governor was released to the media and also the kind of language used in the letter which does not behove well for a person who holds a constitutional position,” Pawar wrote to the Prime Minister.
While…

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