Notwithstanding criticism by the ruling coalition partner NCP that he was overstepping his powers, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday met officials at Nanded as he started his three-day tour of the Marathwada region.
Later, speaking to reporters, he said he did not hold any "review meeting".
"The Constitution has made me the head of the three development boards. Wherever I go, I call a few officers and have a word with them. Such discussion took place here. Some of the work going on here is good. Improvement is needed on some points and I have told them to carry it out," he said.
As many as 790 child marriages have been prevented in Maharashtra during the COVID-19 pandemic so far, Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur said on Thursday.
She was speaking to reporters after the state government, UNICEF and NGO Akshay Centre launched a new campaign to bring down the number of such marriages further.
CBI approaches Bombay HC & says that Maharashtra govt is not co-operating with CBI team investigating the Anil Deshmukh case despite clear orders from HC. CBI through ASG alleges in the court that instead of co-operating, a Mumbai ACP is threatening CBI officer probing this case pic.twitter.com/vIMFmWfNKa— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2021
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