Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday used a music analogy to describe the current state of politics as “besur sur” (not in tune), reported news agency PTI.

Shinde, who heads a coalition government comprising Shiv Sena, BJP, and NCP (Ajit Pawar faction), performed bhoomi pujan of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Sangeet Vidyalaya in his home turf Thane and also inaugurated various civic projects, reported PTI.

“The world had witnessed a Lata Mangeshkar era wherein she mesmerised the people with her rich repertoire of songs,” he said, reported PTI.

The chief minister directed the Thane municipal corporation to ensure that roads in the city remain clean and dirt-free, reported PTI.

Notably, the Mumbai civic body has undertaken washing of roads in the megapolis to curb pollution, mainly caused by dust, reported PTI.

“I want to see Thane city as clean as Mumbai,” said Shinde, the MLA from Kopri-Pachpakhadi seat in the city.
Hailing the late Lata Mangeshkar, Shinde said, “There are various Yugs (eras) and during this `Kaliyug`, there was Lata-yug (era of Lata Mangeshkar). She is the pride of the country. Her songs have become a source of life for many”, reported PTI.

He said the upcoming music school named after Latadidi is an attempt to preserve her memory and pass on the tradition of various forms of music to the coming generations, reported PTI.

In a dig at his political opponents, the chief minister said, “Every morning, some crows start cawing which continues through the day. They pollute the atmosphere. Due to them, noise pollution has increased”, reported PTI.

“Presently, everything is `besur` sur (musical note which is not in tune) in politics,” he added, reported PTI.

Shinde said the state government is always ready to assist civic works and has allotted Rs 50 crore for desilting wells in Thane, reported PTI.

Earlier, NCP president Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde were among prominent leaders who paid tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 106th birth anniversary.

Shinde paid floral tributes to the portrait of Indira Gandhi at his official residence in Mumbai and administered a National Unity Day pledge to mark the occasion.

Remembering Indira Gandhi, Pawar described her as a visionary who raised India`s image abroad with her political astuteness.

(With inputs from PTI)

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