Nagpur: Balasaheb Thorat, Maharashtra Revenue Minister, has defended his cabinet colleague and Energy Minister Nitin Raut over his move to write a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to recover power bill dues from government departments.
While talking to media persons during his tour of the city on Tuesday, The senior cabinet minister has said that power is a lifeline for any state and nation. And it was very important that the department managing it should be able to run it efficiently without any hindrance.
Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat has also said that to run it, a lot of money is needed to buy coal, maintain the generating units of electricity and pay the salaries of the employees. And for this, all these citizens including farmers and industrial houses should pay their dues regularly.
Meeting with members of OBC Commission
On the ministers accusing Deputy CM Ajit Pawar of not providing enough funds to these departments at all, Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, the former chief of MPCC, has said that they all want a very large share for their respective departments. And there was nothing wrong with that in any way.
On making objectionable remarks of Congress party state president Nana Patole on the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Maharashtra revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat has said that the former had already made his stand completely clear and even presented the person he was referring to over there. If they want more clarification, then they should contact him as he happens to live in their city.
Speaking about his meeting with the members of the OBC Commission, which was also attended by the CM, The senior cabinet minister has said that very positive discussions have taken place between them.