MVA Government in Maharashtra ‘Natural’ Will Stay, Says Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday criticized the BJP for calling the MVA government in Maharashtra “unnatural”, saying that a government is natural until it exists.
In his weekly column ‘Rokthok’ on Sena spokesperson ‘Saamana’, Raut recalled that during the alliance talks last year, the head of the CPN, Sharad Pawar, and the leader of the Congress, Mallikarjun Kharge, had a heated discussion. on the position of the President of the Assembly.
“He (Pawar) collected his papers and stormed out of the room. I’ve never seen Pawar so angry, ”he said.
Raut said the situation changed after that and the next day at dawn (November 23) BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and NCP Ajit Pawar were sworn in at a ceremony in Raj Bhavan.
His government collapsed in 80 hours.
Last week, former Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis called the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which comprises the Shiv Sena, the NCP and Congress, an “unnatural alliance”, saying that the day it break this link, your party will give a strong government to the state.
In reaction to this, Raut said: “The BJP has been predicting the fall of the government and how it will be done depends on secret activities and central investigative agencies. Regardless of what the DE does, I say with responsibility that the government of the MVA will continue ”. In politics, “no one is a saint” and no government is natural or unnatural, Shiv Sena’s chief spokesman said.
“A government is natural until it is there. To destabilize it, agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) are being used. Those who carry out illegal constructions and those accused of complicity in suicide are being protected, ”he alleged.
“If these political pressure tactics are natural, then the ‘Thackeray sarkar’ is natural too. The government has demonstrated its majority in the Chamber and it is within the constitutional norms, ”said Raut.
He said that had there not been a Covid-19 outbreak, floods, cyclones, and shutdown difficulties, the situation in the state would have been different in the last year.
Following the Maharashtra Assembly elections last year, Shiv Sena severed ties with long-time ally BJP over the issue of sharing the top ministerial position in the state.
Recalling last year’s agitated parliamentarians between the Seine, the PNC and Congress to form a non-BJP government in the state, Raut said Sharad Pawar and Kharge had a heated discussion about the position of Speaker of the Assembly in a meeting at the Nehru Center here.
“Kharge and others were adamant that the position should not go to the PNC. He had never seen Pawar so angry. He gathered up his papers and stormed out of the room. Me and (NCP leader) PrafulPatel follow him, ”said Rajya Sabha member.
Raut recalled that Pawar had said earlier at the meeting that Uddhav Thackeray will be the alliance’s top ministerial candidate. “But after his discussion with Kharge, the situation changed.”
Ajit Pawar was chatting on his cell phone for a long time in the room and then he left. His phone was turned off and they saw him the next day at the inauguration at the Raj Bhavan, ”said Raut.
The Sena leader rejected Fadnavis’ claim that Sharad Pawar and Union Interior Minister Amit Shah had a meeting in Delhi where it was decided that the NCP will support the BJP, after which the inauguration took place. at first hour of the morning.
“There was a meeting at Amit Shah’s home where an important industrialist and NCP leaders may have been present. But Sharad Pawar was in no mood to make any deal with the BJP, ”said the Sena leader.
“He (Sharad Pawar) told me that ‘Offers are being made for a BJP government from various quarters. I will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and tell him that an alliance with the BJP was not possible, ”he said.
Later, Sharad Pawar met with Modi about the farmers’ problems and also clarified his position on the formation of the government in Maharashtra, he said.
“The actual script of the political drama is still undercover and will always remain that way,” Raut added.