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2 resignations in 2 months: a setback for Uddhav Thackeray? | India News

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MUMBAI: Anil Deshmukh of NCP is the second minister in the government of Maha Vikas Aghadi led by Uddhav Thackeray to resign in more than two months.
In February, Shiv Sena’s forestry minister Sanjay Rathod, who is facing charges in the death of a 22-year-old woman by suicide in Pune, submitted his resignation a day before the state budget session began.
Shiv Sena sources said that the two consecutive resignations have not only damaged the image of the MVA government, but have also raised doubts about the credibility of Sena, who leads the tripartite alliance in the state, and has become a great success. . shame for the CM.
After all, the Seine, with a different ideology, had linked up with its traditional enemies, the NCP and Congress, an alignment that was too difficult for the old Shivsainiks to digest.
Several members of Sena and even within the NCP were surprised when Supreme Sharad Pawar chose Deshmukh for the local portfolio. A Sena official said that after the claims made by Param Bir Singh, Thackeray was not very interested in Deshmukh continuing to manage the housing portfolio and wanted him to step down.
However, the CM preferred to remain silent while Pawar himself addressed two presidents in the national capital defending Deshmukh. Finally, on Monday, as soon as the interior minister resigned, Thackeray referred the resignation to the governor and it was accepted within hours.
Meanwhile, some Sainiks are considering the Seine quota vacancy in the cabinet, created after the resignation of the Minister of Forests, Sanjay Rathod. But a Sena member said the CM can keep the wallet and wait for Rathod to come back clean, as Sena cannot afford to hurt the Banjara community, which has a stronghold in Yavatmal and nearby regions.

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