18.9 C
New Delhi
Sunday 15 December 2019
India Athawale: Shah assured me Sena would embrace BJP again

Athawale: Shah assured me Sena would embrace BJP again

Athawale said he had spoken to Uddhav Thackeray as well, asking him to give up the demand for the post of CM and settle for more ministers

While discussions between the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena to form the government in Maharashtra are still on, Republican Party of India chief and Union minister Ramdas Athawale is hardly disturbed by the developments. Referring to his talks with Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah, Athawale said that it was the BJP that would soon form government in Maharashtra! Athawale said that Amit Shah had told him that “everything will be fine” in Maharashtra soon.

Talking to the media on Sunday, Athawale said, “I spoke to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the political crisis in Maharashtra and told him that if he were to intervene, some middle ground could be found in the state.”

“When I said this, Amit Shah told me, ‘You do not worry, soon everything will be fine’,” Athawale said.

The BJP and Shiv Sena will come together again to form government in Maharashtra, the Dalit leader said.

Athawale had tried to counsel Shiv Sena

On 29 October, Athawale had appealed to the Shiv Sena not to prolong their demand for the post of chief minister and to accept the post of deputy chief minister. He had appealed to Uddhav Thackeray and said, “I don’t think the Shiv Sena will get the post of chief minister. But he can take more Cabinet portfolios in the Maharashtra government and an additional ministerial post at the Centre.”

Athawale further said, “If re-election takes place in the State (in case the deadlock over the formation of government is not resolved), it will be a big loss for the BJP and Shiv Sena. BJP should consider Shiv Sena’s demand.”

The Republican Party head said that the Shiv Sena would not like to go with the Congress and NCP to form government in Maharashtra.

Has criticism deterred Shiv Sena?

When the news of Shiv Sena’s ‘agreement’ with the NCP and Congress to form the next Maharashtra government broke out, it led to all-round condemnation by the traditional voters of the party founded by Balasaheb Thackeray and other sections of what is loosely referred to as the Indian right-wing. The votaries were stunned to learn that the Sena was not only giving up its demand to confer Bharat Ratna upon Veer Sawarkar and agreeing to not celebrate the Ayodhya verdict by Supreme Court but also accepting the resumption of Muslim quota in the State.

A large faction of the Shiv Sena, sources said, thereafter got in touch with different BJP leaders, willing to defect. This was when Uddhav Thackeray accused the BJP of indulging in “horse-trading”. While pleading to return to the NDA fold would now be embarrassing for the Thackerays, they are weighing the options in the face of an impending rebellion in the rank and file of the party, sources added.

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply


Justice That Is Instant Is Travesty

But neither the state nor society can wash their hands off this social craving for settling scores in the name of doing justice to the victim

Karnataka Voters Punished INC, JDS Leaders

Even the BJP was not confident of the result even as their leaders kept saying for public consumption they were winning all the 15 seats

The United States Of The World

The United States, stereotyped as the land of plenty and plentiful guns, is still a destination of choice for people from across the world

प्याज़ के आँसू न रोएँ — महंगाई से किसान, उपभोक्ता दोनों को फ़ायदा

जिस अल्प मुद्रास्फीति की वजह से वे सरकार से बहुत खुश थे, उसी 1.38 प्रतिशत की खाद्यान्न मुद्रास्फीति के कारण किसानों को अपने पैदावार के लिए समुचित मूल्य नहीं मिल रहे थे

CAB Can Correct Wrongs Of NRC

… if the government can fix the inept bureaucracy and explain what happens to those marked as aliens, as the neighbours are not taking them back
- Advertisement -


Gurdwara discards 30 kg of cooked dal, realising it was ‘plastic’

The historic Gurudwara Bangla Sahib realised again the next day that the lentils were fake but got alerted before the dal was cooked

Prashant Kishor to campaign for AAP in Delhi election

Prashant Kishor has been successful as an election strategist in most campaigns: BJP at Centre 2014, JDU in Bihar 2015, INC in Punjab 2017

Service sector picks pace; trade deficit reduces

Service exports stood at $ 17.70 billion in October, registering a growth of 5.25%; trade deficit declined from $ 17.58 billion in 2018 to $ 12.12 billion

Sabarimala verdict review: SC snubs Fathima, Bindu

Ignoring the court decision to refer the Sabarimala review pleas to a 7-judge bench, the petitioners tried to get an order to enter the shrine immediately

Andhra Cabinet okays Disha Bill that dictates judiciary

While ordering the prosecution to complete its work in 14 days is permissible, Andhra Pradesh cannot set a time limit for the judiciary

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: