On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai amid a row over the use of bow and arrows in a public event. Kejriwal, who is on a two-day visit to the city, praised Thackeray for his leadership and said that he is “sher ka beta” (son of a lion).
The meeting between the two leaders comes at a time when there is a raging debate over the use of bow and arrows in a public event organised by the Delhi government. Kejriwal was in Mumbai to attend a meeting of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, the two parties which make up the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra.
The Delhi Chief Minister said that he had a “very good meeting” with Thackeray and praised him for his leadership. He said that Thackeray was like a “sher ka beta” and that he was “very happy” to meet him.
Kejriwal also said that he was looking forward to working with the Maharashtra government on various issues. He said that he was open to working together on issues like water, electricity, health and education. He also said that he wanted to work together to make Mumbai and Delhi “model cities”.
The Delhi Chief Minister said that he was confident that the two governments would be able to work together in the spirit of federalism. He also said that he was confident that the two governments would be able to bring about development in both states.
The meeting between the two leaders comes at a time when the MVA government in Maharashtra is facing criticism from the opposition over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The opposition has accused the government of not doing enough to contain the spread of the virus.
However, the meeting between the two leaders is a sign that the two governments are open to working together and that they are willing to address the issues facing their respective states. This is a positive step forward for both states and could lead to much-needed development in both states.