The fate of Thackeray government will be decided in the assembly, not in Guwahati: NCP chief Sharad Pawar


Mumbai, June 23

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the fate of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra will be decided in the assembly and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance will prove its majority in the trust vote.

Addressing a press conference amid the turmoil caused by the rebellion of Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde and several Shiv Sena MLAs, Pawar also said that the BJP played a role in the crisis of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.

“The fate of the MVA government will be decided in the assembly and not in Guwahati (where the rebels are camping). The MVA will prove its majority on the floor of the House,” Pawar said.

He was responding to a question whether the MVA has been made a minority as the Shinde-led rebel faction claimed the support of 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and ten independents.

Asked about Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s statement that he did not see BJP’s role in the rebellion within Shiv Sena, Pawar said he does not agree with his nephew.

Pawar said, “Ajit Pawar must have said this because he does not know BJP leaders from outside Maharashtra. I know him. Even Eknath Shinde has said that a national party has extended all possible help to him.” Has assured.”

While other national parties like BSP, CPM, CPI, Congress and NCP have no role in destabilizing the MVA, Shinde was referring only to the BJP, he said.

The rebel MLAs will have to come back to Mumbai and face the Assembly, he said, adding that BJP leaders from Gujarat and Assam will not come here to guide them. Pawar also denied the allegations of the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs that they faced difficulties in getting funds for their constituencies as the finance ministry controlled by NCP’s Ajit Pawar discriminated against them and the Shiv Sena abandoned its Hindutva ideology. Gave.

“These are all excuses, some of these MLAs are facing investigation by central agencies,” he said. The NCP chief also said that the rebels will have to face the consequences, recalling that when Chhagan Bhujbal went from Shiv Sena to join the Congress. In the 1990s, all his supporters, except one, lost the assembly elections.

“These rebels will also face the same fate,” Pawar said.

On Thursday’s statement by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut that Shiv Sena was ready to leave the MVA if the rebels relented, Pawar said the statement was made to bring them back to Mumbai.