Mumbai: In a veiled warning to Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday mentioned there will probably be an “earthquake” if he began talking. Questioning Thackeray’s choice to affix fingers with the NCP and Congress, Shinde additionally mentioned he knew what occurred to late Sena chief Anand Dighe. “I used to be witness to what occurred with `Dharmaveer’,” mentioned Shinde, referring to Dighe, a fiery Shiv Sena chief and his mentor who died following a street accident in 2002.
Thackeray, who resigned as chief minister in June after Shinde rebelled towards him together with majority of Shiv Sena MLAs, have usually dubbed the rebels as “traitors.” Talking at a rally at Malegaon, Shinde mentioned he rebelled as he wished to “shield Balasaheb Thackeray’s legacy.”
“There will probably be an earthquake if I begin giving interviews…..Not like some folks, I by no means travelled overseas yearly for holidays. Shiv Sena and its progress have been the one issues on my thoughts,” he mentioned.
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The late Shiv Sena founder’s daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray and his eldest grandson Nihar Thackeray have supported him, Shinde famous. With out naming Uddhav, he mentioned insurgent legislators have been being being known as traitors. “What do you name those that compromise with Balasaheb’s ideology simply to grow to be chief minister?” he requested.
“You struggle elections in alliance with BJP after which kind authorities with Congress and NCP to grow to be chief minister. Is not this a betrayal,” Shinde additional requested. The Sena faction led by him and BJP would collectively win 200 out of 288 seats within the subsequent Meeting elections, he claimed.
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