A day after the Maharashtra Cabinet expressed its displeasure on the Governor’s tour of Marathwada district, Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday defused a few of the pressure by modifying his programme at Nanded, Parbhani and Hingoli districts.
As per the revised schedule issued on Wednesday, as a substitute of holding “review meetings” with district officers “at the collector offices”, the Governor will now maintain “meetings” with district officers “at the circuit house” throughout his three-day tour of the three districts from August 5 to August 7.
Koshyari will maintain conferences with district officers on the circuit home in Nanded and Hingoli districts. At Parbhani, his assembly with district officers will likely be held at a relaxation home of Vasantrao Naik Krishi Vidyapeeth.
However, there is no such thing as a change within the schedule to inaugurate the ladies and boys hostels on the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University in Nanded.
“After the Cabinet expressed concerns over the Governor creating two power centres, the Governor has made a correction and dropped the review meetings at the collector offices. We have no objection to the Governor meeting the district officials at the circuit house. Our only contention was that the Governor cannot hold review meetings at the collector’s office and can’t create two power centres,” Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik informed The Indian Express.
However, sources from the Raj Bhavan maintained that the one change is that the phrase “review’ has been dropped and the locations changed to guest houses. The sources indicated that these would be “a kind of” evaluate conferences solely, with out formally calling them that.
As per the sooner schedule issued dated August 2, the Governor was scheduled to carry “review meetings” with district officers on the collector’s workplace in all of the three districts.
On Tuesday, Malik had informed mediapersons that the problem was mentioned within the state Cabinet, which expressed its displeasure over these happenings. He had added that Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte has been requested to personally meet the Governor’s secretary and convey that this behaviour of working as a second energy centre shouldn’t be correct. The authorities had additionally taken objection to the inauguration of hostels saying that the Governor is doing this with out coordinating or speaking his programmes to the state authorities.
Subsequently, Kunte had met Santosh Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Governor, on Tuesday night.
On the inauguration of hostels, a Cabinet minister mentioned that the hostels have been functioning for the final three years. “If the Governor wants to inaugurate them, it is up to him,” the minister added.
The minister additional mentioned the federal government can not afford to disregard such conferences being held by the Governor with the administration. “If we ignore it today, then he may hold meetings with the state departments in Mantralaya tomorrow,” the minister added.