After days of talking on politics and Cabinet expansion, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has now realised a bitter fact: the state coffer is depleting and will go deeper if corrective steps are not taken immediately.
Commenting on such matters for the first time after taking over, Chavan told a gathering of Congress leaders on Tuesday that the government's economic condition was worrying.
“We need to do something about it as soon as possible." He did not say what he plans to do.
As per the last count, the debt was about Rs 1.85 lakh crore.
Chavan said the debt would not affect the state’s development. “All of us in the government and you in the party will work together to make it [develop] happen.”
Chavan said the district Congress president would assist ministers on developmental schemes. “I will tell [Congress] ministers to seek district president's company during their visits to the state areas. This way the ministers will know the situation better.”