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gets a standing ovation.officials said.s excessively guarded,banish sex to avoid AIDS approach in the initial months of his term He is a direct recruit to Maharashtra politicsand that too as CMwithout having experienced the states politics Though he has been in politics for well over three decadeshe was never a member of the state legislature In Delhihe was cocooned in Manmohan Singhs PMOuntil he was made to enter the muddy waters of Maharashtra politics Since thenChavans focus has been on cleansing the system The first major decision he took was to appoint an administrator over the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB)an apex body of all the state co-operatives This was previously unthinkablegiven that the bank is the nodal agency in funding sugar co-operativesand has always been run by a Pawar protégé Such is the Pawar hold on the institution that when the Sena-BJP government tried setting up another apex bank in 1995 to break their monopolythey failed miserably Aware of Pawars cloutChavan took the calculated risk of dissolving the MSCB board It was his first blow to the sugar daddies of the state The next blow was aimed at the builders the CM scrapped three slum rehabilitation schemes in Mumbai and Pune The SRAsas they are popularly knownare money-making machines for builders and developers where olddilapidated buildings are demolished to make way for new ones A number of big real estate players had been eyeing these large swathes of landwhich were up for grabs when Ashok Chavan was at the helm When Prithviraj Chavan took overthat ended Earlierbuilders in Mumbai were offered large sops by way of parking policyanother dubious decisionwhich allowed them to use the FSI (floor space index a ratio that determines permissible development vis-à-vis the size of the land available) by creating parking spaces In many casesit was foundbuilders charged flat-owners for parking spaces that were never created Chavan changed the rules and reduced the additional FSI granted to builders Another Chavan decision that rattled the builder lobby was to make additional FSI available in Mumbais suburbs The decision substantially brought down the TDR (transfer of development right) pricesheld by politically well-connected buildershelping cool the realty prices In the earlier regimea coterie of builders had bought development rights in the suburbs at a whopping Rs 4000 plus/sq ftsince there was no space available to develop Chavan did some course correctionmaking more space availableand thereby antagonising powerful builder lobby Butunfortunatelythis is all Prithviraj Chavan has on his progress card He might have struck a few blows to his partys political adversariesbut that does not hold out any succour for the average citizen Even a year after he took overMaharashtra is yet to witness any remarkable project with the Prithviraj Chavan stamp There has been no real change in the way the states officials transact businessand the government machinery is as corrupt as ever Some key departments and corporations have been headless for a whilethanks to Chavans indecisiveness Also awaiting a push are the big plans of certain corporate houses Mr Clean is yet to find time for India Inc And now come crucial elections to 10 municipal corporationsincluding Mumbai The Congress hasnt had a chance to rule Asias largest municipal body for the last 15 yearsand its unlikely that it will after the impending elections But Chavans performance will certainly be judged on how his party fares in the coming polls He can overcome the handicap of alienating the sugar and builder lobbies if he takes bold decisionsreforms the administration and launches innovative projects for the state Personal integrity cannot be a substitute for performanceas Prithviraj Chavan may soon be forced to realise I>The writer is executive editor?

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