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Uddhav should not create roadblocks in govt formation

I have not met Maharashtra’s new Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis personally but looking at his face and judging his countenance, I can say that he is God’s gift to Maharashtra. Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray is quite sensible and so is his son Aditya Thackeray who is the head of Yuva Sena the youth wing of Shiv Sena. They should assist the BJP in cabinet formation and should not demand the deputy chief ministerial post which is a bad idea. It is not a right move and creates hindrance in the functioning of the Chief Minister. Poonam Mahajan and Pankaja Munde should meet Uddhav Thackeray and persuade him to remain flexible in the interest of the state’s progress.

Uddhav should realize that there may be many leaders in his party who want him to take a tough stand but he should appreciate Modi’s efforts who backed Fadnavis for the Chief Ministerial post. Listen to others but take your own decision by paying attention to moderate voices, ignoring the hawks. I have noticed that several streets remain unswept in the metropolis due to the lackadaisical attitude of the civic body. Many sanitary inspectors are corrupt. If a sanitary inspector is not performing his work efficiently how will sanitation improve as the surroundings remain filthy?

We need to start with the basics first. Priority must be given to maintaining cleanliness in and around the government hospitals, cleaning of roads, imposing fine on indiscriminate littering and spitting, repairing of roads, building multi-level parking , strengthening water distribution system, taking steps to curb rising population and deporting illegal immigrants etc. Attention must be given to those tasks which becomes visible to the common man. Ministers should visit the houses of policemen to show empathy and understand their problems. Steps must be taken to prevent policemen from consuming alcohol in the night.

We should train and re-train the teachers in primary government schools and seek assistance of suitably qualified retired personnel. The Education department in the BMC must be made efficient and corruption free. I was listening to a conversation pertaining to corruption in some co-operative banks involving politicians on television. Stringent action must be taken against the erring politicians. Uddhav should shower his blessings and allow the formation of the cabinet at the earliest so that the work begins on a war footing.

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