Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday made an inquiry into Maharashtra’s Eknath Shinde-BJP dispensation and said the “failed dual engine government” now has a “third wheel” after NCP leader Ajit Pawar joined the cabinet.
He said that the struggle in politics today was between selfish and principled.
Ajit Pawar sparked a stunning uprising in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday, sparking a vertical split, and joined Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena-BJP alliance to become deputy chief minister. Eight other party leaders were inducted as ministers.
In a tweet, Aaditya Thackeray said the original “gaddars” (traitors), a reference to 40 Shiv Sena MLAs, “desperately dreamed of a cabinet seat, sat there today watching nine others take the oath, but no one could become a minister again” .
“Maharashtra’s failed two-motor government now has a third wheel,” said Aaditya Thackeray.
He said the development proves that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is as incompetent as ever.
“The original gaddaars stabbed us in the back under the pretext that NCP leaders and ministers from their districts would not let them work,” it said.
“It is clear from current politics that the battle will be selfish versus principled. Those who have gone have only gone for selfish reasons, and we will fight for selfless and principled politics!” said Aaditya Thackeray.
The NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress previously shared power in Maharashtra as part of the government of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), but the rebellion of Eknath Shinde and 39 MLAs led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led dispensation in June 2022 .
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