Supporters of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde at the police station outside his residence on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (PTI photo)
New Delhi: Following the emotional speech of Maharashtra Chief Minister Adu Thackeray on Wednesday, Shiv Sena leader and Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Pandurang Sharasat wrote a letter entitled ‘This is our passion’. Shinde shared a letter written by Shersat on Twitter.
The letter highlights the problems faced by rebel Eknath Shinde over the past two and a half years.
The details of the letter are as follows:
- Eknath Shinde elaborated that CM Adu Thackeray never visited the Chief Minister’s Office and other ministries, he always stayed at his home in Varsha where he seldom allowed other party members to enter. Were
- Shinde pointed out that his party’s opponents, the Congress and the NCP, were meeting Thackeray regularly. He also attended religious or inaugural ceremonies, which went viral on social media. People in his own constituency questioned the loyalty of his chief minister. Eknath Shine raised the question, “How do our opponents get funds?”
- The letter alleges that CM Adhu Thackeray barred Shiv Sena MLA from going to Ayodhya while only Aditya Thackeray was allowed. The letter read, “I and many of my companions who had left Mumbai Airport for Ayodhya had their luggage checked. As we were about to board the plane, you called Mr. Shinde and He told them not to allow the MLA to go to Ayodhya.
- Congress party and NCP leaders, ministers and MLAs were constantly humiliating Shiv Sena and CM Adu Thackeray was not available for Shiv Sena most of the time.
- The letter also said that Shiv Sena was not happy and was feeling insulted by being in alliance with Congress party and NCP.
The above points shed light on why Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde started a revolt against Chief Minister Adu Thackeray and pointed out the reasons behind the support of all 37 Shiv Sena MLAs.
The crisis in Maharashtra politics intensified after the suspected cross-voting in Monday’s Legislative Council elections in which the BJP won five out of 10 seats, a major blow to the coalition government of Maha Vikas Aghari (MVA). Shortly after the MLC elections, Shinde and some other Shiv Sena MLAs went unnoticed on Tuesday.
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