In a sharp reply to comments made by former Maharashtra chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis , Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has said his three-party ruling coalition is functioning properly after taking charge more than a month ago.
His statement came in the wake of his predecessor Devendra Fadnavis description of the ruling Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA), which took charge on November 28, as a three-wheeled vehicle government.
The BJP leader had recently compared the Thackeray government, consisting of the Shiv Sena and its ideological opponents Congress and the NCP, with a three-wheeler, auto-rickshaw, and raised doubts over its stability. We were criticised that our government is like a three-wheeler. Its OK that our government is a three-wheeler, but what is more important is that it is functioning properly, Thackeray said.
He said the balance of a vehicle is more important factor when riding, whether its a two or three-wheeler as bumps are experienced even in four-wheelers.
Thackeray was speaking in the inaugural function of the 31st Road Safety Week at NCPA, Nariman Point in South Mumbai.
Highlighting the importance of road safety, the chief minister said it should be a lifelong mission instead of restricting it only for a week.
He said it is not possible to bring down the number of road accidents to zero, but “we should strive to reduce their number to least possible,” and added and his government will take every possible step to achieve this goal.
Thackeray expressed concern over the rising number of road accidents in the country and rued that “we should have regressed on this front”.