Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been using his last weapon, which is ‘emotion’. After all the efforts which went in vain, Thackeray has made an emotional appeal to rebels staying in Assam’s Guwahati to come to Shiv Sena hut.
However, speaking on the Maharashtra political turmoil, Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule, daughter of Sharad Pawar, said rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde did not have the magic figure of 144.
Uddhav’s statement came after Eknath Shinde, in his first media appearance since the rebellion, said rebel MLAs would be coming back to Mumbai soon.
“I am worried about you as the head of the [Shiv Sena] family,” Uddhav said. You’ve spent the last few days imprisoned. Every day, fresh details about you are revealed. Many of you remain in contact. Uddhav Thackeray remarked, “You are still a Shiv Sena supporter from the bottom of your heart.”
“I appreciate your feelings. As the chief, I continue to firmly believe that there is still time. I beg you to take a seat in front of me and eliminate any doubts the general public and Shiv Sainiks [party members] may have. Together, we’ll discover a solution as we sit down. “You won’t find the respect that the Shiv Sena gave you anywhere else,” Uddhav Thackeray added.
Meanwhile, Shinde rejected the claims that 20 MLAs from his group are in touch with the Maharashtra CM.
“All these MLAs have come here on their own and to take forward Hindutva,” Shinde said.
Eknath Shinde blew the whistle on Maharashtra’s political crisis, claiming that more than 30 MLAs had revolted against the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. The rebellion has pushed the coalition government of MVA into a deep crisis. The government was formed by the Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.