After chairing his first-ever Cabinet meeting as Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thacekray on Thursday assured the people of the state of a good government and vowed to help farmers in a manner which will make them happy. "I want to assure the people of the state that we will give a good government. I want to help the farmers in a manner which will make them happy," Thackeray said.
Thackeray, who was sworn in the CM in Mumbai hours earlier, chaired the first meeting of his Cabinet at Sahyadri Guest House in south Mumbai. He said the first decision of the Cabinet was to approve Rs 20 crore fund for conserving Raigad Fort, which was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
"We can paint a better picture if we know the reality. We have sought inputs. Farmers have not got anything, but only assurances. We want to provide concrete help to farmers,” he told reporters after the meeting. “We want to ensure an atmosphere in the state wherein nobody will feel terrorised," he said.
The meeting was attended by six ministers - Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai, NCP’s Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil and Congress' Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut - who had also taken the oath during Thackeray’s swearing-in ceremony.
Uddhav Thackeray heads the 'Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi' coalition government of the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP. NCP chief Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit and Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya along with other senior members of the three parties were also present during the meeting