Sena against division of Maharashtra, pins hope on Fadnavis

Mumbai, Aug. 1 : In wake of the recent issue of bifurcation of Maharashtra, the Yuva Sena on Monday expressed hope that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reassures the people about the unity of the state for development.

"The people of the state gave this government its strength to rule for development of all regions equally, not to dissect the state.

I hope the Chief Minister reassures the people of this state that elected his government on the unity of Maharashtra for development," Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray said in a tweet.

Thackeray asserted the demand for the division of Maharashtra only embarrasses the government on its capacity to develop the state.

"A bill on division of Maharashtra by someone, who is part of government both at the Centre and state, doubts the capacity of the governments to govern well.

The demand for division of Maharashtra by a member of governing party only embarrasses the state government on its capacity to develop the state," he added.

The Shiv Sena disrupted the proceedings of the Maharashtra Assembly twice earlier today in protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nana Patole's Private Member's Bill in favour of statehood for Vidarbha in Parliament last week.

Fadnavis today said the issue of carving out a separate state for Vidarbha was currently not under the government's consideration, adding that it was committed to Vidarbha's development.

Source: ANI