Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and accused him of dumping the principles of his father and Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray in “greed for power”.
He also said that Uddhav and his candidates campaigned with the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked for votes in his name during the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections, but formed the government with other parties.
While speaking at the inauguration of a medical college at Kankavli in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district, Amit Shah said, “Some people here say we made promises in a closed room, it’s not true.”
You did rally with me & Modi ji. We said Devendra Fadnavis is our leader & CM face, why didn't you say anything then? There wasn't any promise or talks. In greed of power, he had put all principles of Balasaheb in Tapi river & took over the power: Union Home Minister Amit Shah https://t.co/Oxa06At3Oj
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
“Let’s assume promise was made. Uddhav ji, all your candidates campaigned with 2.5 times bigger image of Modi ji on banners and you asked for votes in his name,” he added.
Iterating the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) stance over Devendra Fadnavis as its Maharashtra CM candidate, the Home Minister said, “You did rally with me and Modi ji. We said Devendra Fadnavis is our leader and CM face, why didn’t you say anything then? There wasn’t any promise or talks.”
“In greed of power, he had put all principles of Balasaheb in Tapi river and took over the power,” said Shah attacking Uddhav Thackeray.
Targeting the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA-comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) in Maharashtra, Shah claimed it is a “three-wheel autorickshaw government which has failed on all fronts”.
The Sena parted ways with long-term ally BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019 over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post in the state. Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had then claimed that the BJP went back on the promise of sharing the CM’s post with his party for two-and-a-half years.
Source: Times Now