Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has asserted that the Maha Vikas Adhadi (MKV) alliance will not go wrong. People had welcomed the alliance with open arms as well as showcased their support by electing them to majority in the state.
In the second part of the interview of ‘Saamna’, Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece, Uddhav Thackeray said that he wanted not only the due local body elections but also the assembly elections to happen. He will tour the whole state in order to rejuvenate the party’s cadre in every nook and corner.
Shiv Sena’s supremo has said that all the important posts were being given to all the rebels who came from the other parties. They have made Shiv Sena’s rebel Eknath Shinde chief minister while the leader of the opposition is Ajit Pawar. Ajit Pawar is from the NCP party which is also a part of Maha Vikash Aghadi. Devendra Fandavis, the former chief minister, is serving as the deputy chief minister of Eknath Sindhe.
Uddhav Thackeray also believes that the central government wants to create infighting in the Shiv Sena. Delhi wants to divide the Maratha speaking people for their own gains. Uddhav also made a direct hit on BJP by saying that If the present rulers feared the opposition, it was because of their inefficiency.
He further accentuated that in a democracy no party is a winner.
How was the MVA formed?
In the 2019 elections, Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena parted ways because BJP didn’t agree to the power sharing policy. It was agreed upon earlier but later BJP stepped back from its promise. Uddhav Thackeray said that he was not asking for the post for himself.
He had promised Shiv Sena’s legend Balasaheb that he would install a chief minister of the party. He was grievous to admit that the promise was still incomplete. Balasaheb Thackeray is the founder of the Shiv Sena party as well as the father of Uddhav Thackeray.
Uddhav later admitted that he had to accept the post of the chief minister as a challenge. After BJP didn’t keep its words, Shiv Sena shaked hands with Congress and NCP. The trio was named as Maha Vikash Aghadi. They came into majority in the elections and formed the government in the state.
How Shiv Sena was broken?
Shiv Sena’s MLA Eknath Sindhe broke from the party with other thirty nine legislators. Meanwhile, some other independents revolted against the Shiv Sena’s leadership which shattered the Shiv Sena led government.
Eknath Sindhe was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra on June 30. Meanwhile, Fandavis was sworn in as the deputy of Eknath Sindhe.
Thackeray also criticised Eknath Sindhe. He said that earlier he used to criticise BJP and believed that BJP will break Sena. After MVA, he used to blame Congress and NCP. Sindhe took away the post of the chief minister “in a very bad way.” He lusted for power so much that he was comparing himself to the legend Bal Thackeray.
Uddhav had reportedly asked Sindhe if he would like to lead the government as the chief minister.
He also defended his decision to quit as the chief ministerial post. It would have been disgraceful and shameful if a member of his party voted against him in the trust vote.
He has warned BJP to not play dirty politics and make enemies in the power run.
Uddhav Thackeray has a big task in his hand. He will be touring the state from August to bolster the party cadre and increase the overall membership. He will work his fingers to the bone to see a Shiv Sena chief minister.