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CM attempts to appease legislators

mumbai Updated: Aug 29, 2012 01:52 IST
Dharmendra Jore
Dharmendra Jore
Hindustan Times
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Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan appears to have embarked on a mission to appease disgruntled Congress legislators.

On Tuesday, he offered a financial assistance of Rs. 1.5 crore to legislator Sunil Kedar’s hometown Saoner near Nagpur.

Kedar has been on the forefront in leading a campaign against Chavan, accusing him of inaction and a partisan approach towards his colleagues and him.

In March this year, they had asked the party to remove Chavan from the position of the CM.

Some legislators from Mumbai had also joined their counterparts from Vidarbha and Marathwada in their campaign against Chavan.

Sources in the government said that the CM would have one-on-one meetings with the disgruntled legislators in the days to come and offer them assistance.

A 12-member group had met state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre during the budget session voice their grievances.

During the monsoon session this year, the same group managed to get the support of other legislators in their campaign against Chavan.

Kedar told HT that Chavan has promised Saoner Rs. 1.5 crore for constructing underground sewer lines.

“The CM has also directed the administration to draw up a new development plan for Saoner,” said Kedar. Last year, he had managed to get Rs. 8 crore for his constituency.

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