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CM Uddhav Thackeray has full support of Congress, NCP: Sharad Pawar says situation improving in Mumbai

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Sharad Pawar said though the situation was initially bad in Mumbai due to coronavirus outbreak, it is now improving. Sharad Pawar added that the Maharashtra CM has full support of the Congress and NCP.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (File photo)

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is fully backed by the Congress and the NCP in the state’s battle against coronavirus, while adding that the situation has started showing signs of improvement in Mumbai.

Speaking to India Today TV on Thursday, Sharad Pawar said, “It is true that the situation in Mumbai was bad initially but now things have improved, including Dharavi. The situation in the entire state is improving on a daily basis.”

The NCP chief said the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress are working together against corona and there is not an iota of difference. “All three parties are working under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. Congress and NCP fully support his leadership and action,” Sharad Pawar said.

Sharad Pawar added that he had suggested that areas outside Pune, Mumbai and Thane should be reopened, which he said was backed by Uddhav Thackeray since he adopted a similar strategy.

On allegations of virtually running the Maharashtra government, Sharad Pwar said, “I am not remote controlling the [Maharashtra] government. It is fully controlled by Uddhav Thackeray. I am not in the decision making process, but I contribute in other areas like the cyclone relief recently.”

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