Last Update: August 25, 2022 at 2:50 pm IST
Legislators of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction attacked former minister Aaditya Thackeray by putting up banners on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan here on Thursday. Aaditya Thackeray countered them by raising a slogan which meant that MLAs of the Shinde faction would get money to switch loyalties, resulting in the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.
The MLAs of the Shinde faction carried banners with the message “Yuvrajanchi Disha Chukli” (the prince has forgotten his way) on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan, where the state legislature session is currently underway. MLA Bharat Gogavale told reporters that if Shinde group MLAs are repeatedly targeted, they will not sit with folded hands. He said, ‘We will answer.
On the other hand, Aaditya Thackeray and some Congress and NCP MLAs raised slogans and demanded that a “wet drought” be declared in Maharashtra to provide relief to farmers who lost their standing crops in the recent heavy rains and floods. Aaditya Thackeray was also seen chanting the slogan “50 khoke … chilled bokeh” (50 boxes … angry cats), which meant that 50 MLAs were asked to revolt against the party led by his father Uddhav Thackeray. got money for.
He was also apparently referring to the scuffle that broke out between the ruling and opposition MLAs in the Vidhan Bhavan complex on Wednesday. Aaditya Thackeray is visiting the state to seek the support of the party cadre after a rebellion by a group of MLAs.
He had targeted the MLAs of the Shinde faction by calling them ‘traitors’.