Jayant Patil NCP (Photo Credits: Twitter/@Jayant_R_Patil)
Mumbai: Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil on Thursday made it clear that the NCP would prefer to sit in the opposition if the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra falls.
His statement came after the NCP meeting at party chief Sharad Pawar’s residence today. Amid the political instability in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, the NCP leader said that Sharad Pawar has asked party leaders to do everything that should be done to ensure that the government remains in force.
“We had a meeting at Sharad Pawar’s residence. The incidents that happened in the last three-four days were assessed. Pawar sahib told us that we should do everything that needs to be done to ensure that the government continues. We will stand with this government with Uddhav Thackeray,” Patil said.
He further said that Shiv Sena has been given the chief minister’s post and it is their internal decision as to who they want to give it. To. If the government remains we will be in power, if the government goes we will sit in the opposition,” he said, adding that the NCP would not join hands with any other party.
Taking a jibe at Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde, who is currently campaigning in Assam’s Guwahati with 40 MLAs, Patil said, “I don’t think that to form a government in one state, you can use your strength in another state.” can show.
He (rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde) will have to come here to show his MLAs to the governor… after that the governor will take necessary decisions.” When asked about the floor test, he said the situation has not reached there. I don’t think the floor has reached the test stage. Whatever level we reach, we will talk about it,” Patil said.
He further informed that he has invited all the NCP MLAs for a meeting to apprise them of the ongoing developments. “Today at 5 pm, I have invited all my MLAs for a meeting to apprise them of the ongoing developments. Our MP and Sangathan Pramukh (Sharad Pawar) will also be there. NCP MLAs’ meeting will be held at YB Chavan Center in Mumbai today.
Meanwhile, the poster of Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar, who is currently camping in Guwahati along with rebel party leader Eknath Shinde, is stained with ink, with the word ‘traitor’ written on the poster in his constituency in the city.
On the other hand, BJP had put up a poster which read, “Goddess Mauli, may your blessings be with us and Devendra ji should come to Pandharpur to worship you after becoming CM.” However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had claimed that he was in touch with 20 MLAs of the Eknath Shinde camp in Guwahati.
Amid the political instability in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, Raut further claimed that the party is still strong and the rebels are not “bhakts” (devotees) of Bal Thackeray, adding that everyone will see that the floor When will the test be done?
Notably, a total of 42 Maharashtra MLAs are present at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, Assam along with Eknath Shinde. This includes 34 MLAs of Shiv Sena and eight Independent MLAs.
In addition, a resolution passed by the Shiv Sena legislature party signed by 34 MLAs that rebel leader Eknath Shinde will continue as leader has been sent to state governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Additionally, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday left his official residence ‘Varsha’ along with his family members after he expressed his desire to return to Mumbai and step down if the rebel MLAs made such a demand.
Shiv Sena workers and supporters showered petals and raised slogans in their support when Thackeray left his official residence ‘Varsha Bungalow’ with his family last night amid political instability in the state.
Following the political crisis, Shiv Sena removed Eknath Shinde as the leader of the party’s legislature party. However, the rebels retaliated with determination.
It has been said in the resolution that the ideology of Shiv Sena has been compromised in the last two years. He also expressed dissatisfaction over “corruption in the government”, referring to Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, who are currently in jail. Bharat Gogavale has been appointed as the Chief Whip of Shiv Sena Legislature Party. Therefore, the order issued by Sunil Prabhu regarding the legislature party meeting this evening is illegal,” Eknath Shinde had said.
Earlier, Thackeray addressed the people of the state through Facebook and said that he is willing to tender his resignation to the party MLAs who can take it to the Raj Bhavan. Noting that a section of party MLAs were firing bullets to remove him, he said that instead of going to Surat, they could have conveyed their sentiments to him.
Thackeray said that it is a matter of shame for him if “even a single MLA” is against him.” Ready to take CM) to Matoshree,” said Thackeray.
I am ready to give my resignation to the MLAs, they should come here and take my resignation to Raj Bhavan. I am also ready to give up the post of Shiv Sena party chief, not at the behest of others but at the behest of my workers.
Raut also expressed confidence in Shiv Sena in overcoming the crisis. However, the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs have said that there is huge discontent among the party workers to form the government with the NCP and the Indian National Congress due to different ideologies.
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