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Congress is only supporting govt, not a ‘key player’: Rahul Gandhi shirks responsibility of what is happening in Maharashtra

Rahul Gandhi’s statement is very crucial is a situation when the Maharashtra government is going through a veiled hectic politics.

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Congress is only supporting govt, not a ‘key player’: Rahul Gandhi shirks responsibility of what is happening in Maharashtra
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New Delhi: Over the reports of strained relations between Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance in Maharashtra, defending his party Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his party is not a key player in running Maharashtra government.

Congress is only supporting govt, not a ‘key player’: Rahul Gandhi shirks responsibility of what is happening in Maharashtra

Congress is part of “Maha Vikas Aghadi” and holds key ministries but Rahul Gandhi said, “We are only supporting the government and are not a ”key player” in the state”. In what is seen as an admission of cracks within the Uddhav Thackeray led Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Rahul Gandhi went on to say that there is a ‘difference’ between running a government and supporting it. Rahul Gandhi said Maharashtra was suffering on account of ‘connectivity’.

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Rahul Gandhi’s statement is very crucial is a situation when the Maharashtra government is going through a veiled hectic politics. NCP chief Sharad Pawar met the governor on Monday, though all speculations were rejected by Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Faut on Tuesday.

On Monday, Sharad Pawar went to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan. Both the sides called it a ‘courtesy call’.

Congress is only supporting govt, not a ‘key player’: Rahul Gandhi shirks responsibility of what is happening in Maharashtra

The NCP claimed that the meeting took place on the invitation of the governor and no political issues came up for discussion. Speaking to reporters after leaving Raj Bhavan, senior NCP leader Praful Patel said it was a courtesy meeting at the request of Koshyari. When asked whether Pawar and the governor discussed any political issues, Patel said, “It was a routine meeting between them. It was not about any particular political issue or topic”.

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