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Home Minister Amit Shah, who arrived on a two-day tour of Maharashtra, on Monday targeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Shah said those who cheat in politics need to be taught a lesson. Shah has reached Maharashtra for the first time after the Shinde government was formed.
Addressing the BJP leaders, Shah said that Shiv Sena of Eknath Shinde is the real Shiv Sena, which is with us. Shah said that the break in Shiv Sena was due to greed of one person. Uddhav compromised with ideology for power.
Amit Shah interacted with BJP leaders in Mumbai for about 1 hour regarding the upcoming municipal elections.
I never promised Uddhav to be CM
According to sources, Shah told the party leaders in the meeting that I never promised to make Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister. We are not in a closed room, we are people doing politics with chest thumping. Had we made the statement, the Shiv Sena leaders would have been made the Chief Minister.
After all, what is the matter, on which Shah has given a statement
The BJP and Shiv Sena fought the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections together. In the elections held on 288 seats, BJP got 105 and Shiv Sena got 55 seats. After the election, Shiv Sena put forth the demand to be made CM for two-and-a-half years.
Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Mumbai, met Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday.
Shiv Sena said that a pre-poll agreement was reached between Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray. In the end, the BJP was not ready on this demand of Shiv Sena, after which Shiv Sena formed the government with the support of Congress and NCP.
Shiv Sena broke up in June, Uddhav had to leave CM post
For the first time in Maharashtra on June 20, under the leadership of Eknath Shinde, 20 Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled and went to Surat and then to Guwahati. Gradually the number of these MLAs increased and reached 39, after which Uddhav Thackeray resigned.
On June 30, Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister with the support of the BJP. The Shiv Sena dispute is currently in the Supreme Court with 5 petitions. On 23 August, the court transferred it to the Constitutional Bench.