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Thackeray s handling of COVID-19 crisis comes in for praise

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray s handling of the coronavirus crisis in the state and the strategy of taking everyone along has been praised by leaders from various parties. Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Thackeray has been assuring citizens that the state has enough food grain stock to survive the crisis, and using social media in times of social distancing to establish a rapport with people. Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, who is also the Maharashtra Congress president, told PTI that though the state government is a three party-set up (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress), the chief ministers word is final. If all the 43 ministers start talking on different television channels, there would be chaos, he said. Whenthe chief minister talks to district collectors, divisional commissioners, municipal commissioners across the state, I am present at the meeting along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and other bureaucrats, Thorat said. Pawar ..

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