Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan on Tuesday refused to be drawn into any controversy over
creation of a separate Vidarbha, saying he would abide by the
decision of the Congress and its coalition partner NCP.
"There is no unanimity among political parties including
the Congress on the issue. I will abide by whatever my party
and our coalition partner NCP decide," he told reporters.
Replying to a question on his views on statehood to
Vidarbha, Chavan said, "I don`t have a personal opinion on
issues which have large repercussions."
Pro-Vidarbha Congress leaders had staged a two-day
dharna in Nagpur which concluded yesterday to press for their
demand for statehood.
To a query on reports that the infamous party at
Chembur Gymkhana which suspended police personnel including a
Deputy Commissioner of Police attended along with gangsters
was organised by a local NCP activist, he said investigation
was on and suitable action would be taken against the guilty.
Referring to recent suicides by students, Chavan said
the responsibility of parents to prevent such incidents was
great and "at government level too, whatever policy decisions
are required we are willing to deliberate on."