In meeting with Uddhav, Shiv Sena MLAs demand development funds at par with BJP counterparts

The purpose of the meeting was to resolve apparent differences that party MLAs had with Shiv Sena ministers over being allotted lesser development funds as compared to their BJP counterparts.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday called a meeting of all party MLAs and ministers at his official residence Matoshree in Mumbai.

The purpose of the meeting was to resolve apparent differences that party MLAs had with Shiv Sena ministers over being allotted lesser development funds as compared to their BJP counterparts.

Uddhav met party MLAs and ministers separately. In a meeting with his MLAs that lasted about half-an-hour, he assured them that their concerns would be addressed adequately some time soon.

MLAs ASSURED OF PROMPT MEASURES

Later, Shiv Sena ministers and MLAs had a direct face-to-face communication where the former heard the latter's grievances. The ministers assured the MLAs that they would see to it that the latter got development fund at par with their BJP counterparts.

Maharashtra Environment Minister and Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said, "We are going to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday. We will raise the issue of our MLAs being provided development funds at par with our BJP counterparts. No other issue was discussed in the meeting. Reshuffling of Sena ministers was not even on the agenda. Our MLAs are not angry on Sena ministers."

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