NCP, Congress announce support to Uddhav Thackeray after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut hinted that Sena is ready to leave the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance.
Maharashtra deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday announced support to Uddhav Thackeray while Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said the party can provide support to the Maha Vikas Aghadi government even from outside as well if a situation like that arises. The statements from both the alliance partners of the Maha Vikas Aghadi came after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told reporters that his party would consider leaving the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition if the revel MLAs show the courage of coming back and make an official representation demanding Sena’s exit from the alliance.
On Sanjay Raut’s statement hinting at the possibility of a discussion on whether Shiv Sena should leave the alliance, Ajit Pawar refused to comment and said Raut’s statement might be an appeal to his party MLAs. “We don’t want to react to what he said. He may have made that statement while making an appeal to his party MLAs.” Pawar said.
Both NCP and the Congress held meetings on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Maharashtra as rebel Sena MLA Eknath Shinde’s camp got strengthened with more legislators turning rebels.
Former Maharashtra chief minsiter and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said the entire operation is being orchestrated fro,m Delhi and BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis is on his way to Delhi to take instruction and logistical support.
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