New Delhi: In what is being seen as an attempt to distance the Congress from the decision making process in Maharashtra, which is among the states worst hit by Covid 19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his party was just playing a supporting role in the state and was not the key decision maker.
Addressing a press conference here, Rahul, responding to queries from media on Maharashtra's coronavirus crisis, said, "I would like to make a differentiation here. We are supporting the government in Maharashtra, but we are not the key decision maker in Maharashtra. We are decision-makers in Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Puducherry. There is a difference between running the government and supporting it.''
At the same time, Rahul said that Centre needs to give lot of attention to the state.
"I said very categorically that Maharashtra is an important state, Mumbai is the financial capital and they have a difficult situation and lot of attention needs to be given to the state by the centre,'' Rahul said.Rahul's comments came amid talk of a rift between the allies in the ruling coalition after a series of meetings.(UNI)