The Nationalist Congress Party intimated Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of its concern over remarks he made to a television channel, during a special Cabinet meeting convened on Wednesday.
Coming in the wake of the triple blasts in Mumbai, Mr. Chavan’s statement that giving the key Home portfolio to its ally, the NCP, was a mistake, had caused quite a stir.
A senior government source and NCP leader said after the meeting that he told Mr. Chavan about the inappropriateness of his remark.
“At the special Cabinet meeting convened after the blasts, it was decided that the government would stand united in the face of the tragedy. It was, therefore, agreed that no Minister would say anything outside [to the media]. However, the Chief Minister himself made an untimely remark. It sent out the message that the government was divided at a crucial time,” the source said. Hindu