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Handling of Covid-19 pandemic creates friction in Uddhav Thackeray govt

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi distanced himself and his party from the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray during his interaction with the PM. (Source: CMO Maharashtra)

Aditi Phadnis Mumbai
New political alignments, possibly even central rule, could be on the cards in Maharashtra after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi distanced himself and his party from the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

The Congress is an alliance partner in the government led by the Shiv Sena. Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan of the Congress had recently remarked that the Maharashtra government was not run by the Maha Vikas Aghadi, but only by the Shiv Sena.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the third member of the alliance, could be the reason for the unraveling of the government. Not only did party

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 1:00 AM IST

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