Clean and transparent administration up on Chavan`s agenda

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan said Tuesday, providing a clean and transparent administration is his priority and also urged the party workers to reaffirm their commitment to the Congress ideology.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 20:02 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra CM
Prithviraj Chavan said Tuesday, providing a clean and transparent
administration is his priority and also urged the party
workers to reaffirm their commitment to the Congress ideology.

Addressing district unit presidents and state office
bearers for the first time since taking office, Chavan
stressed the need to have `zero tolerance` towards corruption.

"People expect a lot from Congress and it is our duty to
have a good image," the Chief Minister said during his
90-minute interaction.

Chavan said he would devote more time to the party and
work for strengthening the organisation at the grassroots.
"All district unit chiefs can interact with me directly."

He asked the party to begin preparations for the 27 Zila
Parishads and ten Municipal Corporation elections scheduled
during 2011-12.

The Chief Minister admitted that coalition politics
posed several hurdles in the party`s political growth. "But,
our workers have successfully worked at the grassroots and
overcame difficulties. I am sure we will tackle this
challenge and overcome it," he said.

Chavan said problems of power shortage and improving the
financial situation of the state were his biggest challenges.
He said the "Janata durbar" (where party`s ministers
interacted with the public), started by the State Congress
would continue during his regime as well.

PTI