Fadnavis on shifting to Delhi: We abide by what PM says

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Mumbai, March: 17: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while participating in a debate at India Today Conclave 2017 on Friday said that he has no plan to go to Delhi. He said with a smile that when the conclave was moved to Mumbai from Delhi for the first time why were they asking him about going to Delhi. He, however, added that the PM was the ultimate decision maker and they abide by what he says.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the first day of the Maharashtra Assembly's Budget Session in Mumbai.

He added that as chief ministers, their work is to reform and they should stick to that. He said that to quicken the growth it is important that bureaucracy functions. He said, "Bureaucracy is a horse and we need to ride it. There is a lot of positivity in the bureaucracy right now."

Fadnavis expressed his views on how GST will affect states and said, "I am confident that GST will roll out by July. He said that we will gain something but at the same time we will lose too. He said that every state will gain from GST though."

He sounded very confident when he was asked about his equation with the Shiv Sena which is an ally in Maharashtra government. He said, "In a democracy, one party cannot destroy its rival, it is the people who decided the future of a party. If Atalji could run the government with 22 regional parties, I can run my government with one ally. I will manage the Shiv Sena, don't worry."

"Our Constitution gives us a lot of forums to cooperate," he said, when asked how would it be possible to incorporate cooperative federalism when interests of states conflict.

When asked that what would Fadnavis want to endorse he promptly replied he would want to endorse 'Brand Maharashtra'.

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