Mumbai: In what is now being viewed as an anti-Fadnavis move, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to shift its salary accounts from Axis Bank to a nationalised bank.
The decision comes in soon after a verbal spat between Amruta Fadnavis, wife of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds a senior position in Axis Bank and the Shiv Sena.
Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske has reportedly told the officials to shift the accounts from Axis Bank to a nationalised bank, the official said.
Mhaske told CNN_News18 that it is a rule that all government-related accounts should be in nationalised banks and hence he has asked the officials to do all the transactions of TMC through nationalised banks.
“It is the money of the people. If anything goes wrong in a private bank, then these organisations should not face any problems, that is our intention behind taking this decision,” he added.
There reports that the Axis Bank may also lose the Maharashtra police department’s salary accounts worth Rs 11,000 crore annually as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is considering transferring them to a public sector bank.
It may be recalled that it all began with a Twitter post of Amruta attacking Shiv Sena Chief and CM Uddhav Thackeray. Amruta had responded to her husband’s tweet on Rahul saying that one does not become Gandhi just because he has Gandhi as his surname. Amruta had taunted the Sena Chief saying one cannot become ‘Thackeray’ just by having the surname.
The same episode had reported had an impact on Axis Bank as Amruta holds top post in the private bank.