Uddhav Thackeray Didn’t Allow Entry To Varsha: Shinde Camp’s Grouse With CM

The letter signed by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat and shared by Eknath Shinde highlighted the issues most of the Shiv Sena leaders encountered with CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Eknath Shinde's supporters
Supporters of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde outside his residence, in Thane, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: After an emotional speech by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, Shiv Sena leader and Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Pandurang Shirsat wrote a letter captioning it as ‘This is our sentiment’. Shinde shared the letter written by Shirsat on Twitter.

The letter highlighted the issues rebel Eknath Shinde faced during the time of last two and half years.

The details of the letter are as follows:

  1. Eknath Shinde detailed that CM Uddhav Thackeray never visited Chief Minister’s office and other Ministries, he always remained in his house ‘Varsha’ where he rarely allowed other party members to enter.
  2. Shinde pointed out that their party’s opponents, Congress and NCP, were meeting Thackeray regularly. They even took part in the religious or inaugural events, photos of which even went viral on social media. The people of their own constituency questioned the faithfulness of their CM. Eknath Shine raised the question, “How do our opponents get funds?”
  3. The letter alleged that CM Uddhav Thackeray stopped Shiv Sena MLAs from visiting Ayodhya whereas only Aditya Thackeray was allowed. The letter read, “I and many of my colleagues who had left for Ayodhya from Mumbai airport had their luggage checked in. Just as we were about to board the plane, you called Mr Shinde and told him not to let the MLAs go to Ayodhya.”
  4. The leader, minister and MLAs of the Congress party and NCP used to humiliate Shiv Sena on regular basis and CM Uddhav Thackeray remained unavailable for Shiv Sena for most of the times.
  5. The letter also detailed that Shiv Sena was not happy and felt humiliated being in the alliance with the Congress party and NCP.

The above points highlighted the reason why Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde started the rebellion against the CM Uddhav Thackeray and points out the reasons behind the support of all 37 Shiv Sena MLAs.

The crisis in Maharashtra’s politics intensified after suspected cross-voting in Monday’s Legislative Council elections in which the BJP won five of 10 seats, in a major blow to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance government. Soon after the MLC elections, Shinde along with some other Shiv Sena MLAs went incommunicado on Tuesday. 

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