BJP has no role in the current political crisis in Maharashtra: Party leader’s claim


Mumbai, June 24

Amid allegations of Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde’s involvement in a rebellion against his party that has raised a question mark over the existence of the MVA government, BJP’s Maharashtra unit chief Chandrakant Patil on Friday said that his party has taken the lead. did not play any role in the movement. political crisis in the state

He, however, admitted that Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis had come to Delhi on Thursday “for some work”, without giving any details.

Patil’s remarks came a day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar insisted that the BJP had played a role in the crisis in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.

Incidentally, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, while addressing the MLAs in his camp in Guwahati, indirectly told the BJP that a “national party” had supported their rebellion and assured all possible help to the rebels.

Speaking to reporters in his hometown Kolhapur, Patil said, “The BJP has nothing to do with the current internal squabble in the Shiv Sena or the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) (including Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress). I had nothing to do with Devendra in the afternoon. Fadnavis reached Mumbai on Thursday afternoon and then left for New Delhi for some work.”

“During our discussion, Fadnavis told me that some things are happening. But if this (any development) was something important, he would have definitely taken me into confidence,” he said.

Patil said that the BJP is currently busy with preparations for the 2024 elections.

Shinde is currently camping in a hotel in Guwahati along with 37 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and nine independent MLAs.

On Sharad Pawar’s statement about BJP’s role behind Shinde’s rebellion, Patil said, “I think Pawar and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut exercise their right to freedom of expression excessively. I don’t even watch daily news. So I have no idea what exactly is happening in Shiv Sena.”

Asked whether Mumbai BJP functionary Mohit Kamboj is in Guwahati with the rebel Shiv Sena leaders, Patil said, “He has friends in every political party. He must have gone to help someone. I have no idea about his whereabouts.” Not there.”