Leaders who change party affiliation will not be able to compete: Ajit Pawar

Ahead of the next local body polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Monday that leaders or workers of any party, engaging in “political tourism” of changing partisan affiliations, will have no opportunity to challenge, which will be provided by the three. allies in power – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.

“The concept of tourism for inclusive development presented on World Tourism Day is not intended for leaders or activists of any political party.

Before the next polls of local bodies, those who engage in political tourism from one party to another will have no opportunity. The Chief Minister, the Minister of Revenue and I will ensure this without a doubt, ”Pawar said at an event hosted by the state’s tourism department on World Tourism Day on Monday. Declaring that the state is focused on tourism, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said a state cabinet meeting will be held aboard the Deccan Odyssey train.

During the event, a slew of initiatives were launched. A memorandum of understanding has been officially signed for the heritage tours of the High Court buildings in Bombay and the University of Mumbai (MU). From now on, the HC will be open to tourists on Saturdays and Sundays, while the MU building will be open on Sundays and public holidays. In addition, a mobile application and an improved website for the tourism department were launched.

Speaking on the occasion, Thackeray said that while the tourism department has been hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, it has developed policies to develop the sector in a post-Covid world.

“It created employment opportunities for many. Unfortunately, the tourism department was neglected before, but we will focus on that in the future, ”Thackeray said. He added that a State Cabinet meeting will be held on the Deccan Odyssey train, a special luxury train between Mumbai and Pune, to promote it.

Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray said: “Each district in Maharashtra has its own characteristics. In the next few years, we will be showing Maharashtra to the world in the truest sense of the word. “