CM Eknath Shinde orders cabinet ministers to cancel all foreign tours due to Aaditya Thackeray allegations; Aditya Thackeray blasts allegations, Eknath Shinde cautious; Important Notice to all Ministers
Deputy Chief Minister of the state Devendra Fadnavis went on a visit a few days ago on the invitation of the Japanese government. At the same time, Industry Minister Uday Samant went on a ten-day tour of Europe. Legislative Council Deputy Speaker Neelam Gorhe and about 22 MLAs also went on a foreign tour. Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party leader Aditya Thackeray criticized these visits of the rulers. Aditya Thackeray along with many other leaders of the opposition had raised objections to the visit of the minister. Sources informed that Shinde has taken serious note of the accusations and counter-accusations between the ruling party and the opposition on the foreign visits of the ministers. Davos will be visited on the occasion of ‘World Economic Forum’ from 14 to 19 January in the new year. Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Industries Minister and many other ministers are likely to go for this visit. It is learned that the Chief Minister has given instructions that no other foreign tour should be planned before the Davos tour so that no controversy arises till this tour. On Wednesday, there was a discussion in the ministry about the disappointment of many officials and ministers who were preparing for a foreign tour due to Shinde’s visit.
‘Submit Detailed Report’
While foreign visits of ministers are being targeted by the opposition, Roopa Mistry, program manager of the state’s Women Economic Development Corporation, will be visiting Tunisia from October 8 to 14. His visit has been approved by the state government recently. As this tour is organized for training program, after completion of the tour, they have been instructed to submit a detailed report about the foreign tour to the Administrative Department and General Administration Department through a government decision. It has also been suggested to use the knowledge and skills gained during this visit to train other officers and employees.