Hours after the presentation of the 2013-14 railway budget, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar reportedly expressed his displeasure over Maharashtra not getting enough railway projects. At the UPA coordination committee meeting attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Pawar also emphasised the need for the Centre's assistance to tackle the drought in Maharashtra.
The meeting focused on the upcoming legislations for the session. Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath briefed the leaders on the plan for pushing these bills. The Prime Minister reportedly put emphasis on keeping the allies in confidence before bringing the bills or taking other policy measures.