Mumbai . Shiv Sena minister Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday claimed that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked party leader Eknath Shinde last month if he wanted to become the chief minister. However, Shinde had postponed the matter then. Party chief and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aditya made this remark while addressing Shiv Sena workers. Shinde had rebelled against the party last week. Most of the Shiv Sena MLAs are with him and all are staying in a hotel in Guwahati, Assam.
With this move of Eknath Shinde, clouds of crisis are hovering over the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra. The MVA also includes the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party. Aaditya quoted Shinde’s rebellion as saying, “On May 20, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had called Eknath Shinde (chief minister’s official residence) ‘Varsha’ and asked if he wanted to become the chief minister. However, then he had postponed the issue. But a month later, on June 20, what was supposed to happen has happened.
Instead of running to Surat and Guwahati, should have demanded the post from the front.
The MLA from Worli said that he should have demanded the post from the front instead of running to Surat and Guwahati. Meanwhile, in his weekly column published in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on Sunday, party MP Sanjay Raut said, had Shinde remained in Shiv Sena, he had a good chance of becoming the chief minister of the state. “If the BJP had not gone back on its promise of the chief minister’s post in turn, Shinde would have been the chief minister,” Raut said. Surprisingly, Shinde wants to join the BJP.
Tags: Aditya Thackeray, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Government
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 26, 2022, 22:33 IST