End of road for Adu Thackeray, unexpectedly hesitant politician to become Maharashtra Chief Minister ProIQRA News

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The court had ruled that Thackeray would have to prove his majority in the Assembly tomorrow. (Photo credit: PTI)

New Delhi: A few minutes after the Supreme Court ruled against him, Thackeray said in a speech on Facebook that he was resigning from the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. The court had ruled that Thackeray would have to prove his majority in the Assembly tomorrow.

Announcing his resignation, he said, “I came (to power) unexpectedly and I am going out in the same way. I am not going away forever, I will stay here, and a I will sit in Shiv Sena Bhavan again. I will gather all my people. I am resigning as Chief Minister and MLC.

Thackeray also thanked those who have supported him and continue to do so, including the NCP and the Congress. “I want to thank the people of NCP and Congress for supporting me. On behalf of Shiv Sena, Anil Prabh, Subhash Desai and Aditya Thackeray, these people were present only when the proposal was passed, while the people of NCP and Congress also supported the proposal, “Thackeray said. ۔

Maharashtra political crisis

Eknath Shinde disappeared immediately after the Legislative Council election results and could not be reached. On June 21, 2022, Adhu Thackeray had called a meeting with all his MLAs but 10-12 MLAs were also found inaccessible. The 11 Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Shinde, visited Surat in the BJP-ruled state of Gujarat. Shinde was removed from the post of Shiv Sena party whip. Shinde removed the word Shiv Sena from his Twitter profile. He had several meetings with BJP leaders at his hotel in Surat.

The alliance was disrupted on June 21, 2022 when Eknath Shinde, a senior Shiv Sena politician, and several other MLAs of the Maha Vikas Aghari (MVA) alliance moved to Surat in Gujarat under the BJP. The group eventually moved to Guwahati, Assam, another BJP-ruled state. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rawat has accused the BJP of fomenting insurgency within the Shiv Sena and trying to destabilize the MVA coalition government.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Adhu Thackeray resigned from his job as well as MLC membership on June 29, 2022, speaking live on social media before the no-confidence motion.

Thackeray: Game changer of great politics

In 2019, Shiv Sena chief Adhu Thackeray was sworn in as Maharashtra’s chief minister, ending a month-long political drama in the state following the assembly elections. Thackeray was the first member of his family to hold a high position and was the third member of Shiv Sena after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rana.

The 59-year-old was appointed the party’s working president in 2003. In 2004, Bal Thackeray announced that he would be the next leader of the party. Having entered politics at an early age, Adhu has little time to prove his worth in his party and state. Under his able leadership, his party swept many local and state elections.

Although he lacks eloquence and the attention of his father or cousin, Thackeray was seen as a shrewd politician. He strengthened his position within the party by meeting regularly with local party workers and forming a fresh set of loyalists around him, until he was guided by some of the party’s veterans.

After Bal Thackeray’s death in 2012, tensions within the party escalated that a soft-spoken Thackeray would not be able to lead the party. Over the years, Thackeray has proved everyone wrong. He has been able to meet tough challenges, including the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In 2014, riding on the Modi wave that brought him to power in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP ended its long-standing alliance with the Sena ahead of this year’s Assembly elections. This was Thackeray’s first major election challenge. At the height of the Modi wave, Sena won 63 seats, an increase of 21 seats over the 2009 elections. However, realizing that the need to keep his flock together was more important than taking a principled stand, he joined the BJP government even though his party felt that it was a crude deal. Even in 2019, before the Lok Sabha elections, Thackeray opted for a partnership with the BJP but claimed it was a more egalitarian alliance.

Who is Adhu Thackeray?

Born in Mumbai on July 27, 1960, Thackeray is the son of the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and is a graduate of the JJ School of Arts and a published author. He is also a professional photographer whose work has been published in various journals and has been exhibited in various exhibitions.

Thackeray was also the editor-in-chief of Saamna, a prominent Marathi newspaper founded by his father. He was given the responsibility of managing the party during the 2002 Burhan Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections, in which Shiv Sena did well.

Thackeray is married to Rashmi Thackeray and has two sons, Aditya and Tejas.

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