New Delhi: As Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan is set to complete one year in office, Union
Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said a year is too less a time
to judge anybody`s performance.
"An year`s time it not enough. He has gone to Mumbai from
Delhi. He should be given time to understand the state. One
should not jump to conclusions. Two-three years time should be
given to prove one`s ability. Anyone requires that much time,"
the Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth
"Chavan has never taken decisions to please anybody. He
takes decisions which are necessary and are in public
interest," said Deshmukh, a former Maharashtra Chief Minister.
He said Chavan enjoys a very clean image and has his own
style of functioning.
"Taking popular decisions and going by the rule book are
two different things," he said.
Deshmukh was asked to comment on the performance of the
Maharashtra government in the light of reports drawing
comparison between styles of functioning of Chavan and his
deputy Ajit Pawar.
"Media has painted a picture that Deputy Chief Minister
Pawar has been bypassing Chavan. In the end, a Chief Minister
is the Chief Minister," Deshmukh said.
Prithviraj Chavan, who was Minister in the PMO for
Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Personnel and Public
Grievances, assumed charge as Maharashtra Chief Minister on
November 11 last year.
He succeeded Ashok Chavan, who had to step down amid
allegations of corruption in the Adarsh Society scam.