New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday claimed that there is a conspiracy to discredit the state. He also asserted that his government is working effectively to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 10 lakh people in Maharashtra. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown News: Cinema Halls Allowed to Reopen From October 1; Jatras, Plays, Dance Also Permitted | Read Here

“Some people may feel that now Corona is over, and they should start their politics again. I will not talk about politics but there is a conspiracy to discredit Maharashtra. My silence doesn’t mean that I don’t have answers”, said Thackeray, in his 40-minute long video address. Also Read - China Says WHO Gave Support For Covid Vaccine Emergency Use

He also launched a campaign ‘my family-my responsibility’ to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “I thank the people of Maharashtra from all religions for their support during difficult times. This was the times of festivities for all religions. Everyone maintained restrain,” he said. Also Read - How Long Will India be Kept Out of UN's Decision-making Body, Asks PM Modi in His Address at UNGA | Top Points

Without mentioning the attack on a former Navy officer, Kangana Ranaut row, Sushant Singh Rajput death case and drugs case of Rhea Chakraborty, the chief minister said that whatever storms have reached the state, be it natural or political, the government is capable of handling all of them.

Notably, Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government has been facing flak since the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput . Former CM Devendra Fadnavis has repeatedly attacked the Shiv Sena over its refusal to hand over the death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The party was also at loggerheads with actor Kangana Ranaut after the latter compared Mumbai with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. The issue escalated after Rajya Sabha MP and CM Thackeray’s close aide Sanjay Raut allegedly abused the actor and called her ‘haramkhor ladki’.