Cong a ‘squeaky old cot’, but govt stable, says Sena

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MUMBAI: Days after Congress functionaries expressed discontent over being “neglected” in the decision-making process in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ described Congress as a “squeaky old cot.” The paper also said CM Uddhav Thackeray should be prepared to tolerate such noises while running a coalition government and claimed there was no threat to the Uddhav-led government.
State Congress chief

Balasaheb Thorat

, however, expressed displeasure over the editorial and said it was “based on incomplete information.” Congress members and ministers in the MVA government Thorat and

Ashok Chavan

, among others, had last week held a meeting, after which Thorat had said Congress had been sidelined in the Thackeray government and was not being consulted on key decisions.
Saamna stated, “Congress is like a squeaky old cot, but with a historical legacy. Two ministers seated on the cot wanted to meet and discuss issues with CM Thackeray. Petty issues like transfers and asking for one’s favourite officers will go on in any government. The issue of repeated extensions to chief secretary

Ajoy Mehta

can be discussed as complaints have been raised over it,” the editorial stated

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