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After Shiv Sena rebellion, Thackeray ready to ally with BJP if rebels drop Shinde: Rebel leader Kesarkar MPNRC News

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MLA Deepak Kesarkar on Friday claimed that party president Uddhav Thackeray is ready to ally with the BJP in Maharashtra after the rebellion in the Shiv Sena, ditching rebel leader Eknath Shinde, a proposal which is unacceptable to the rebel MLAs and the National Saffron Association. . Kesarkar, a spokesman for the rebel faction of Shiv Sena MLAs led by Chief Minister Shinde, also said Thackeray was considering quitting as the Maharashtra chief minister after talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

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Kesarkar said that for Thackeray, who resigned as chief minister on June 29 following a revolt in the Shiv Sena, his relationship with Modi was more important than his tenure at the top. The Sena’s Thackeray camp tried to play down Kesarkar’s comments, saying he was making self-contradictory statements after his appointment as spokesperson and seemed “confused”.

Kesarkar said there was a rebellion in the party with 39 MLAs (now 40) siding with the rebel leader Shinde, who is now the chief minister, and again approached Thackeray who was involved in the talks between the BJP and the BJP. Shiv Sena Thackeray, however, said he was ready to align with the BJP if the rebel Shinde returned to the party, a proposal he claimed was not acceptable to the disgruntled MLAs and the BJP.

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Why were Sena leaders, especially Aditya Thackeray, inciting party workers against rebel MLAs when Thackeray was ready to align with the BJP, he claimed. (Thackeray and the BJP). I sent him to meet Uddhav Saheb. He was told to forget what happened and it’s time to come together. “Even then Uddhav Saheb said ‘You (BJP) Shinde and we are ready for an alliance. This was not acceptable to the BJP or the MLAs. Because that would have been inappropriate. The rest is history,” said Kesarkar.

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Shinde was sworn in as the chief minister on June 30 with the support of the BJP, ten days after calling for rebellion in the Shiv Sena. Kesarkar said that many Shiv Sena leaders were hurt when BJP MP and Union Minister Narayan Rane tried to tarnish the image of the then Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Hair.

A spokesman for the rebel camp said they had established contact with Modi and opened a line of communication. “After meeting Uddhav ji Modiji, it was decided that he will step down (as chief minister) in the next 15 days because for him his relationship (with the prime minister) was more important (than holding office) but he needed more time to convince his workers,” Thackeray’s wife Rashmi said. , Shiv Sena leaders Anil Desai, Subhash Desai, Milind Narvekar and Shinde were aware of this development.

Thackeray met Modi along with the then Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Congress minister Ashok Chavan in June last year. Modi had earlier called Thackeray his ‘little brother’.

A dozen BJP MLAs in the Maharashtra Assembly were suspended for a year for unruly behavior in July 2021 after the Thackeray-Prime Minister meeting in New Delhi, a move that further strained relations between former allies Shiv Sena and the BJP. In opposition. Later, Thackeray’s intransigent inclusion of Rane in the Union cabinet stalled the talks, which angered the Sena president, Kesarkar said.

Kesarkar later said that the discussion did not move forward because of ‘ego’ issues. Kesarkar said that during the entire discussion, he informed Shinde, the then member of the Thackeray cabinet, about the developments.

A spokesman for the rebel Sena camp said Shinde met Thackeray several times and persuaded him to revive ties with the BJP. Reacting to Kesarkar’s claim, Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande, who is a member of the Thackeray camp, said, “He is revealing something new every day. He is making contradictory statements and seems confused.”

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