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No threat to govt, chief minister assures investors

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday dismissed rumours of political instability and ruled out any danger to his government from coalition politics.

mumbai Updated: May 18, 2012 01:04 IST
Dharmendra Jore

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday dismissed rumours of political instability and ruled out any danger to his government from coalition politics.

"There is a talk of deficit in decision-making. But there is no such thing. In some cases, a delay occurs because of the coalition government. However, as both parties share similar ideologies, things become easier and quicker," Chavan said, while addressing a delegation of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at the Sahyadri Guest House.

The CM assured industrialists of quick decision-making and better clearance facilities for their investment proposals. He attributed the talk of political instability to fierce competition in the media.

The chief minister's remarks come at a time when a series of public spats between coalition partners Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party have given an impression that the government is unstable.

Chavan also said he had taken efforts to boost the morale of bureaucrats, who had lost confidence after top officials faced inquiries in connection with several scams.

"I have told [the bureaucrats] that there will be nothing to fear if they stand up for the right things. Their confidence level is increasing now," the chief minister said.

Chavan said that the circumstances under which he took over as chief minister were "unfortunate", but assured that the bad phase was over. He said that some old decisions taken by the government [Centre and state] had to be withdrawn because they were taken under different circumstances.

The state was ready to offer a conducive environment for investors, Chavan assured industrialists.