Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde’s MLAs targeted Thackeray after the taunt.

New Delhi: Faced with constant taunts that he had accepted “pachas khokas” (Rs 50 crore) to form the new Maharashtra government with the BJP, the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs on Thursday went back on their “promise”, which was the foundation stone of the founding family. Will never target Thackeray. of his party.

On Thursday, the last day of the assembly session, the rebels – who are now in government with the BJP – continued their unprecedented protest on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan and fiercely mocked Shiv Sena leader and Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aditya.

Analysts said the rebel MLAs, led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, have turned aggressive due to constant criticism of the Thackeray camp. The Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress have consistently targeted him after toppling the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

Since the start of the assembly session, the Thackeray faction has raised slogans about rebels receiving “bribes worth Rs 50 crore” from the BJP, fearing the Enforcement Directorate (ED). It has been a common protest by opposition parties across the country that the BJP leaves its investigative agencies to political rivals.

Shinde camp chief whip Bharatsheth Gogavale told the media on Thursday, “We have tolerated this since the beginning of the assembly session. Now we will also protest. If you target us, we will target you too. You stay within your limits, and so should we.

The anti-Aaditya campaign

The rebel MLAs were seen holding banners in which they addressed Aaditya Thackeray as “Param Pujya (Pappu) Yuvraj” and alleged that he did not step out of the house as tourism minister but is now visiting the state. Trying to garner support. Thackeray faction.

The banner depicts a satirical portrait of Thackeray sitting on a horse, but facing the other direction. Horse faced the direction of “Hindutva” – the political ideology of the Sena – while Thackeray Jr faced the “MVA”, a reference to his father’s alliance with secular parties to form the previous government.

The Shinde camp blamed Aaditya Thackeray for breaking his Hindutva, and cried that his “disha (direction)” was wrong.

The rebels’ attack on Aaditya Thackeray marks a major change in his political narrative. During the coup, his spokesperson and now minister Deepak Kesarkar Told The camp will never criticize Uddhav Thackeray and his family. He also asked the BJP not to do so.

Reacting sharply to the attack, Aaditya Thackeray said that the rebels were disappointed because the BJP did not give them enough ministry. “I will be turned a blind eye while making fun of me,” he said.

Thackeray also said that he would have been happy if the rebels talked about genuine issues like farmer welfare. “We are raising our voice about farmers,” he said. “My sympathies are with him. It reflects his upbringing,” he said.

The Shiv Sena youth leader accused the Shinde camp of betraying the MVA. “They are traitors and their real face is in front of everyone. This is not Ram Raj, this is Ravan Raj. They are targeting me to get the attention of their superiors. I can see the disappointment on his face as Shiv Sena is getting good response (during his visit). They have understood that people are not with them. They need publicity and are doing so for a cabinet berth.


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