Mumbai: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday lashed out at the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and its ministers, saying that while there is only one chief minister, there are many "super chief ministers", who make announcements about key policy decisions on their own. He said several ministers consider themselves as chief minister and try to take credit by making such announcements.
Fadnavis was responding to a query over the Maharashtra govt's clarification on Thursday evening that the lockdown restrictions have not been lifted anywhere contrary to the announcement made by Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar. "There is one chief minister and many super chief ministers in this govt. Many of the ministers consider themselves as chief minister and make announcements themselves," he said.
In any government, a chief minister takes a policy decision or chooses a minister to speak on an important issue. However, in this government, several ministers speak out even before a statement is released by the CM. It is a kind of taking credit out of making that announcement, he added.
"Yesterday's goof-up on unlock announcement happened only due to this, and this has happened earlier also," Fadnavis said. Fadnavis, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, said the government's statement on major policy decisions should be conveyed to people in clear terms.