Shiv Sena rebel MLA and former minister Deepak Kesarkar has criticized party MP Sanjay Raut.
Deepak Kesarkar has said that Shiv Sena is losing power because of Sanjay Raut’s language.
On reports related to the meeting of Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis in Gujarat, Deepak Kesarkar told BBC Marathi editor Ashish Dixit and BBC correspondent Mayank Bhagwat, “We have given Eknath Shinde all the rights. He (Eknath Shinde) was given all the rights. He can talk to BJP. He can talk to his party and do whatever he wants. But whatever decision he takes, we are with him.”
On Sanjay Raut’s statement, ‘How long will the rebel MLAs stay in Guwahati, Kabhi toh Chowpatty will come…’ I like it. But the truth is that this is a temple of democracy and its name is Vidhan Sabha. In that assembly it is decided who will be the Chief Minister and who will rule Maharashtra.”
He further said, “That’s why they should not use the language of Chowpatty. Because by speaking this language, Shiv Sena has reached the verge of losing power. To some extent this abusive language also causes it. 40-50 under Balasaheb’s leadership. Does it suit the way you talk to people who have worked for years today?”
Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant had told the media, “The political situation prevailing in Maharashtra is not just a political fight, the legal battle has also started. Many of the party’s MLAs are living in Assam, their We have initiated legal action against it. Notices have been sent to about 16 MLAs.”
Amidst the ongoing political crisis within Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, party leader Sanjay Raut has taken a jibe at the rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde in Guwahati.
Talking to reporters in Mumbai about the rebel MLAs, he said on Sunday, “They have to come to Mumbai. What advice and guidance are you sitting there. Shiv Sainiks are on the ground, thousands and millions of Shiv Sainiks are waiting for our signal.” But we still have patience.”
In a tweet from his Twitter handle, he wrote, “How long will you hide in Guwahati, will have to come in Chowpatty.”
At the same time, talking to reporters, Raut said, “Somebody shows power, someone else does something, there is no need to pay attention to it. Whatever has to happen, let it happen. Whatever has to be done, let them do it. People trust.” Whatever it is, they will keep it on the Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray.
He said, “Uddhav ji has said that those who have gone out should not use the name Shiv Sena. People will use Thackeray’s photo, we will say we are bhakts of Balasaheb Thackeray. But the devotees of Balasaheb Thackeray are in the back like this. Won’t dagger.”
Apart from Sanjay Raut, party leader Aditya Thackeray has also attacked the rebel MLAs present in Guwahati for spending 9 lakh rupees every day. Thackeray said that despite the floods in Assam, people have been left to their fate and so much is being spent on the accommodation and food of the MLAs.
The Shiv Sena faction, led by Eknath Shinde, claims that the party has 38 MLAs in its side.
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