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Maharashtra govt could collapse over Aurangabad renaming: Ramdas Athawale

Union minister and RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra could collapse over the renaming of Aurangabad

Ramdas Athawale | Uddhav Thackeray | Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

Ramdas Athawale
Ramdas Athawale

Union minister and RPI(A) leader

on Sunday said the government in could collapse over the renaming of Aurangabad and asked the ruling alliance to not get involved in a controversy on the issue.

Addressing a press conference, he expressed confidence that a BJP-RPI government will soon be in power in the state, and this alliance would also win the BMC polls scheduled for 2022.

The mayor of Mumbai will be from the BJP and the deputy mayor from his RPI(A), the Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment predicted.

Athawale also backed the farm laws introduced by the Centre and said they were beneficial for cultivators and protesters would not succeed in getting them repealed.

He also supported construction of a mega port in Vadhavan in Palghar claiming it would generate employment in the region and asked those protesting against it to rethink their opposition.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2021. 20:28 IST