Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Monday reiterated his claim that Nationalist Congress Party chief Ajit Pawar who was sworn in because the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra a day in the past would quickly substitute Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Raut additionally mentioned that 16 MLAs who have been a part of the split in Shiv Sena nearly a yr in the past are going to be “disqualified”.
“Today I am saying this in front of the camera, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is going to change. Eknath Shinde is being removed. Eknath Shinde and the 16 MLAs are going to be disqualified,” Raut mentioned whereas speaking to ANI.
Raut’s comment got here after NCP chief Ajit Pawar joined the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra and took oath as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister on Sunday.
Raut additional mentioned that Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will struggle “unitedly” in Maharashtra.
“BJP is breaking Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress but this will not benefit them at all. In Maharashtra, we will fight unitedly. It is shocking that PM Modi had said that the leaders of NCP are involved in corruption and now those leaders have taken oath in Raj Bhawan,” Raut mentioned.
In June 2022, a gaggle of Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde rebelled in opposition to Uddhav Thackeray – saying that the latter’s resolution to align with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party went in opposition to the occasion’s Hindutva ideology.
Shinde, then cupboard minister within the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, led the revolt which vertically split the Shiv Sena.
The downfall of MVA paved the formation of BJP-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena. On June 30, Shinde was sworn in as CM and Fadnavis, his deputy.
On Sunday too after the oath-taking ceremony of Ajit Pawar, who grew to become the second Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra together with the current deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis after becoming a member of the NDA authorities, Raut had mentioned that in only a few days, Maharashtra will get one other Chief Minister.
“We already knew that this process was going on. About this, I had said earlier also that it can happen. The sword of disqualification that was hanging over Eknath Shinde is about to fall soon. The 16 MLAs who went with him will be disqualified. In just a few days, Maharashtra will get another Chief Minister,” Raut had mentioned.
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