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“He who leaves pressure under the Enforcement Directorate …”: Shiv Sena’s Dig At Rebel

Sanjay Raut, leader of Shiv Sena, claimed the party is still strong under Uddhav Thackeray.


Even while Uddhav Thackeray’s government in Maharashtra seemed on shaky ground, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut claimed that the party was still strong and that the rebels were not true “bhakts” (devotees) of Bal Thackeray, the late founder of the party, was not.

“About 20 MPs are in contact with us. When they come to Mumbai, you will get to know,” Mr Raut told ANI on Thursday morning. “It will be revealed soon, under what circumstances and pressure these MPs left us.”

Meanwhile, three more Shiv Sena MPs have left Mumbai to support senior party leader Eknath Shinde, leading the rebellion that is threatening to tear the party apart. The Shinde camp now apparently has 40 of the party’s 55 MLAs on its side, which means it can claim to be the true Shiv Sena, as it has the 2/3 strength required by law against counter-offending. word.

With the support of this camp, the BJP can be in power in the state again after losing in 2019 against the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance. The BJP has so far claimed that it has nothing to do with the crisis. Ruling Alliance Partners Congress and Sharad Pawar’s NCP have suggested that rebel Eknath Shinde be named prime minister as a way out.

Mr Raut, who is a member of the Rajya Sabha, claimed that the Central Government Enforcement Directorate had been abused to create pressure on Shiv Sena legislators. “He who leaves the party under ED pressure is not a true Balasaheb bhakt. We are where Balasaheb bhakts“he said and faithfully promised Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s father, who also quoted Mr Shinde as his pointer.

Mr Raut added: “Even we have ED pressure, but we will continue to stand with Uddhav Thackeray. When the floor test takes place, everyone will see who is positive and who is negative.”

“Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra’s prime minister and he will remain the prime minister. If we get the chance, we will prove our majority on the floor of the House,” he added.

However, the rebel Shiv Sena MPs said there was great dissatisfaction among the party workers to form the government along with the NCP and Congress due to different ideologies.

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