Even as the Agneepath dispute barely settled, another massive development in the Maharashtra government put political circles on tenterhook as the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government was forced to face a strong revolt from the Shiv Sena. and was brought to the brink after disappearing from the state. , with a group of MLAs in his support landed in Surat and eventually Guwahati.
While the state government, led by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, remained on top of Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde’s revolt and anticipating his next steps, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, according to reports, boarded a plane to take off. Country.
While some reports said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stayed in Mumbai for a few hours and met party leaders to take stock of the situation amid the political crisis, there were conflicting reports that she had stayed in Mumbai for a while, But did not meet anyone and flew to Maldives.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was quick to take the opportunity to take a dig at the Congress party. Hitting out at the Gandhi siblings, BJP’s Amit Malviya on Thursday tweeted, “The priority of the Gandhi family is fixed. Congress leaders were forced to sweat and defend on the streets Rahul Gandhi Priyanka Vadra was planning to travel abroad in the National Herald scam! Congress workers can learn a lot from Shiv Sainiks…”
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government plunged into trouble after two consecutive defeats by the ruling coalition’s candidates in the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections and a rebellion by senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde.
Back-to-back political developments since the results of the MLC elections pushed the Uddhav Thackeray government to the brink and opened the doors of possibilities for the BJP.
Notably, while veteran leader Kamal Nath was taken as troubleshooter and observer by party chief Sonia Gandhi to try and save the government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is yet to make any statement on the crisis.
Priyanka Gandhi, who was seen at the ED office with her brother Rahul Gandhi for questioning in the National Herald case, expressed solidarity with youths protesting the controversial Agneepath scheme during Congress’s ‘Satyagraha’ at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar last week. gave a speech during ,
Urging the youth to recognize “fake nationalists”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said the Agneepath scheme would be disastrous for the youth and the Army, as she tried to force those protesting peacefully against the new recruitment model to join her party. Full support assured.
“There is no greater patriot than you. I want to tell you, open your eyes and recognize fake nationalists and fake patriots. The whole country and Congress are with you in your struggle,” said Priyanka Gandhi in her remarks aimed at the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme. In his address, the Congress General Secretary also recited a few lines from Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Hindi poem ‘Agneepath’, urging the youth to fight firmly and peacefully.