‘Eknath Shinde so called Shiv Sainik, not the CM of the party’, Uddhav said – surprised at this decision of BJP

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray (Uddhav Thackeray) The BJP on Friday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to make the “so-called Shiv Sainik” the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and wondered why the BJP had refused to give the Shiv Sena the chief minister’s post in 2019. He also criticized the government’s move to replace the previous government’s decision to shift the car shed of the Mumbai Metro to the green belt of Aarey Colony.

In a public comment for the first time since resigning as Maharashtra chief minister on June 29, Thackeray took on his former ally the BJP. He said that if Home Minister Amit Shah had fulfilled the promise made to him in 2019, he would now be the Chief Minister of BJP in Maharashtra.

Devendra Fadnavis had earlier announced that he would not join the Eknath Shinde government, but later took oath as the deputy chief minister. After taking oath, questions are being raised about his non-participation in the celebration held at the party headquarters. The program was organized at the BJP state headquarters in south Mumbai to celebrate the return of the BJP to power after two and a half years of the fall of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

CM Eknath Shinde to prove trust vote on July 4

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters ‘Shiv Sena Bhawan’ in central Mumbai’s Dadar, Thackeray denied considering Eknath Shinde as the “Chief Minister of Shiv Sena”. He wondered what the BJP got by not having its leader at the top post for the rest of the term. Thackeray also appealed to the Eknath Shinde-led government not to go ahead with the Metro-3 car shed project in Aarey Colony, the green belt of Goregaon suburb. The area was declared a protected forest by the MVA government. The Shinde government will get a trust vote in the assembly on July 4.

Uddhav Thackeray also asked the BJP not to cheat Mumbai as if it had “betrayed” them. He said that he is saddened by the move by the new Maharashtra government to move the Metro car shed from Kanjurmarg in Mumbai to Aarey Colony. In the first cabinet meeting held on Thursday, Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed the state administration to submit a proposal to build a Metro-3 car shed in Aarey Colony instead of Kanjurmarg.

The Thackeray-led government had shifted the proposed car shed site from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg, but the decision was embroiled in a legal dispute. Thackeray asked the BJP why it had earlier said that two-and-a-half years ago there was no agreement on rotational chief ministership. He said that if the BJP had obeyed, then the change of power would have happened in a gracious and dignified manner.

BJP stabs Shiv Sena in the back

“The way this (Shinde) government was formed and those who (BJP) formed this government… they have said that a ‘so-called Shiv Sainik’ has been made the chief minister. If everything had gone as agreed between me and Amit Shah, the change of power would have been better and I would not have become the chief minister or the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance.” K is not the Chief Minister” and keeping the party aside, there can be no Shiv Sena. To everyone’s surprise, Fadnavis had announced on Thursday evening that Shinde would be the new chief minister of the state.

“Those who did not fulfill their promise two-and-a-half years ago and by stabbing Shiv Sena in the back… are once again trying to create suspicion among Shiv Sainiks by calling (Shinde) the Chief Minister of Shiv Sena,” Thackeray said. He (Shinde) is not the chief minister of Shiv Sena. By keeping Shiv Sena separate, there can be no Chief Minister of Shiv Sena.

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Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on July 11 a petition filed by Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu. In this petition, a request has been made to suspend 16 rebel MLAs, including the current Chief Minister Shinde, whose disqualification application is pending.
The bench said it was “fully conscious” about the issue.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, Justice Surya Kant and Justice J. B. Pardiwala that the interim petition needs urgent hearing as the disqualification proceedings against the 16 MLAs, including the Chief Minister, are pending. Shinde has said that his promotion to the top post was due to Devendra Fadnavis’s masterstroke. In a conversation with a news channel, he said, “People were thinking that BJP is eager for power. But in reality it was Devendra ji’s masterstroke that despite having a large number (of MLAs), power should be given to another person, for this a big heart is needed.

Shinde went to Goa at midnight on Thursday, hours after taking oath as chief minister, to meet his colleagues who had supported him in rebelling against the Shiv Sena leadership. “My colleagues and entire Maharashtra is happy that Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sainik has become the chief minister of the state,” Shinde said at the Goa airport.

Accusing the BJP of gaining power in an unethical manner, the Shiv Sena has asked why the party did not honor the agreement to make Fadnavis the chief minister for two and a half years alternately in 2019 if Fadnavis had to take oath as the deputy chief minister. In an editorial published in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the party remembered late Prime Minister and top BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee who once said that he does not believe in breaking parties and gaining power. Shiv Sena said that BJP should look into this.

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