Uddhav responsible for Shiv Sena split; My focus is on Maharashtra, not Delhi: Devendra Fadnavis at CNN-News18 Townhall

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is responsible for the recent political turmoil in the state and it is his style of working that led to a split in Shiv Sena, Deputy CM and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis told CNN-News18 townhall on Saturday. Told. Speaking at the event, Fadvis also clearly stated that his focus remains on Maharashtra and not Delhi.

“Only Uddhav Thackeray is responsible for the political debacle and crisis in Maharashtra. His style of functioning is responsible for the split of Shiv Sena. Around 30-40 MLAs left the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance and Uddhav Thackeray had no idea about it,” Fadnavis said.

There was a change of power in Maharashtra in June-July with Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde launching a rebellion against Thackeray’s leadership. Most of the MLAs supported him, due to which the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government led by Uddhav Thackeray collapsed. A day after Uddhav Thackeray stepped down, Shinde took oath as the CM on June 30 with the support of the BJP.

The events marked the return of the BJP to power in the state after the fall of 2019 with longtime ally Shiv Sena.

“Uddhav Thackeray made fun of the mandate. When we fought in alliance, PM in every meeting Narendra Modi And Home Minister Amit Shah said that CM will be from BJP. Uddhav Yes Was also on stage and clapped. But when aspirations exceed capabilities, people take decisions,” Fadnavis said.

However, he added that he “may still speak to Uddhav Thackeray”, but it may be a non-political conversation. “Not all things should be looked at only from a political angle.”

The former chief minister also rubbished the rumors of a conspiracy to be given the post of deputy CM. “My focus is on Maharashtra, not Delhi… I believe only the opposition tried to belittle me,” he said. My party and leaders were behind me. It is all conspiracy theory,” he said.

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