Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde says that the central government has fulfilled the wishes of late Bal Thackeray. Due to a program on Friday, he mentioned many works including Article 370, construction of Ram temple and praised the central government led by PM Narendra Modi.
Shinde said, ‘Balasaheb once said, make me PM one day, I will remove Article 370 in Kashmir, build Ram temple in Ayodhya. Now Article 370 has been removed and Ram temple is also being built. The CM has made it clear that the MLAs were not happy with Shiv Sena’s alliance with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party. He said, ‘I never wanted to be the chief minister. Our MLAs were sad. So I took this step and I don’t think I have done anything wrong.
In June, Shinde and about 50 MLAs had revolted in the then Shiv Sena. The result was that after the Maha Vikas Aghadi government had fallen in Maharashtra. Later Shinde formed the government in alliance with the BJP. Devendra Fadnavis, who held the post of Chief Minister of the state, was given the responsibility of the post of Deputy CM. Even at the Dussehra rally, he had made it clear that his faction was the ‘real’ Shiv Sena. He had said, ‘This Shiv Sena is not of Uddhav Thackeray or Eknath Shinde. This is the Shiv Sena of Balasaheb’s principles. The real heirs of Balasaheb are the heirs of his ideas. We are being called traitors. Cheating has happened, but cheating happened in 2019. In the year 2019, Shiv Sena formed the government with the support of Congress and NCP.