No cracks between MVA partners: Uddhav Thackeray

MUMBAI: The prime minister dismissed on Monday the claims of the BJP opposition of disagreement among coalition partners in the state government and said there was a fluid coordination between the allies.

Thackeray said at a meeting of Vikas Aghadi () Maharashtra lawmakers, composed of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, that there has been good coordination and cooperation among the allies in the last three months.

He sought to further strengthen cooperation between alliance partners.

I had a good meeting with the president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, during my recent visit to Delhi. We discussed all issues for almost an hour, Thackeray told lawmakers.

Thackeray also told lawmakers that he is in regular contact with NCP President Sharad Pawar, and with Congressional leaders, and that BJP's declarations of disagreement in the alliance should not be believed, a source told CM.

The prime minister also said that the implementation of the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule agricultural loan exemption scheme began as of Monday and that the debt of all beneficiary farmers, whose loan is up to Rs 2 lakh, will be settled before March 31 of 2020.

According to sources, controversial issues such as the National Population Registry (NPR), the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) and a resolution proposed by the BJP to honor the Hindutva icon VD Savarkar will be discussed during a meeting of the coordination committee of The three parts.

Let the BJP grant Bharat Ratna in Savarkar, we will adopt a resolution congratulating the Center, said a Shiv Sena minister.

The prime minister announced on Sunday that a committee composed of members of the three partners of the alliance will be established to monitor the exercise of the NPR and what questions are asked of citizens.

Sources said the MVA government expects the one-month budget session, which began Monday, to be fluid.

The leaders of the allies in the MVA government have asked all the legislators of their respective parties to remain present in the House during the session, they added.