Two months after getting into the driver’s seat, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will be interacting with the kind of people whose raving and ranting played a significant role in his getting the current job.
Chavan replaced Vilasrao Deshmukh, who quit in the wake of demands by the usually aloof well-off that politicians who had failed to prevent and tackle the November 26-29 terror ordeal be sacked.
Now, these people want to know what the government is doing to secure their lives.
The rich and famous seem to have woken up from a deep slumber to realise they must be pro-active and not remain mute spectators to any social or political event that affects them as much as it does the underprivileged.
The November incident proved to be a catalyst, as enraged citizens demonstrated a collective strength that destroyed the notion that politicians could always take people for granted.
Politicians, including Chavan and former MP Sanjay Nirupam, the organiser of Thursday's event where people will discuss their security concerns with the CM and ask him questions, are definitely in awe of the urban population.
It would be interesting to see how the CM reacts during his maiden outing of the kind. It would be even more interesting to know how he uses the feedback to strengthen security measures.