Amidst the ongoing political struggle in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde has put many important things about the rebel MLAs in front of Uddhav Thackeray through a letter. Eknath Shinde has also shared the letter of a rebel Shiv Sena MLA. In which it is written, “Despite being the Chief Minister of Shiv Sena in the state, the party MLAs do not get a chance to visit the Chief Minister’s residence (Varsha Bungalow). People present around the CM used to decide whether Shiv Sena MLAs can meet him or not. We were humiliated.”
It is written in the letter that the CM was never in the secretariat, but lived in Matoshree (Thackeray’s family residence). We used to call people around CM but they never pick up our calls. We were fed up with all these things. It was only after that convinced Eknath Shinde to take this step.
It further read, “While we could not meet the CM, but the people of the ‘real opposition’ Congress and NCP used to get a chance to meet him and even fund them for work in their constituencies. ” In the letter written by the Shiv Sena MLA, it is said that when Hindutva and Ram temple are important issues for the party, why did the party stop us from going to Ayodhya. The MLAs were called during Aaditya Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya and were stopped from going to Ayodhya.
While talking to a private news channel, Eknath Shinde said that on the appeal of Uddhav Thackeray, he will talk to the MLAs. While talking to Hindi news channel News24 over the phone, Shinde said, “Right now we have the support of more than 50 MLAs including Shiv Sena and Independent MLAs. Shiv Sena has more than 40 MLAs in it.” On the question of the next course of action, Shinde said, “We will have a meeting with the MLAs, after that the future strategy will be decided.”
After joining BJP, Eknath Shinde on the condition of forming a new government in Maharashtra said that we have not had any talk with anyone like this. We will take a decision only after meeting with our MLAs. No one has put any condition in front of us.
On Wednesday, on the emotional appeal made by Uddhav Thackeray, he said that I do not want to say anything on this. I will be able to speak only after discussing with the MLAs. At the same time, Eknath Shinde is getting the support of Shiv Sena MPs apart from MLAs. To this Shinde said that I have been a Shiv Sainik since the age of 16-17. Entire Maharashtra knows how I work. Whoever feels that Shinde has taken a good decision is joining us.
Shinde said that I am getting many calls that the decision you have taken is in the interest of Shiv Sainiks. Our MLAs, workers, who are in trouble for the last two and a half years, feel that Shinde has taken the right decision, then they are welcome. But I would not like to say anything about anyone.
On the talk of Sanjay Raut continuing the struggle, Eknath Shinde said that Sanjay Raut ji is our leader, whatever his decision is, can be taken there, what can I say on this. Shinde said that we are soldiers of Balasaheb, we never compromised with his views. Our demand is also that there should never be any compromise with Balasaheb’s Hindutva Shiv Sena.