Breaking his silence on the political crisis in Maharashtra, freshly appointed CM Eknath Shinde said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi cabinet failed to make important decisions.
On Wednesday, the newly appointed Maharashtra CM said in a statement: “We contested polls with the BJP but a government was formed with Congress, NCP and due to that, when issues like Hindutva, Savarkar, Mumbai bomb blasts, Dawood Ibrahim, and others came, we were not able to take any decision.”
“Our MLAs faced difficulty in carrying out work in their constituencies as allies were trying to empower those who lost to them. Our MLAs were unable to do development work due to lack of funds… We spoke to seniors but to no avail. So our 40-50 MLAs did this,” added Shinde.
While speaking about the lack of benefit derived from the MVA coalition, Shinde took a direct dig at former CM Uddhav Thackeray. “Despite our party’s CM, we came at no 4 in Nagar Panchayat (polls)… We tried but we didn’t succeed (in making him understand),” he said.
“I said that (auto) rickshaw has left Mercedes behind because this government is for common people and will provide justice to all sections. We’ll perform in a way that everyone feels it’s their government. This will be the difference,” Shinde commented.
After Uddhav Thackeray quit as the chief minister, Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the new CM on June 30, while former CM Devendra Fadnavis of the Bharatiya Janata Party was sworn in as Deputy CM.
Further adding that he has had the backing of PM Narendra Modi to take the state ahead on the path of development, Shinde also said that it is a big thing that the central government is standing with the Shiv Sena-led state government.