No one should poke their nose into issue of who will be next Maharashtra CM, says Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was forged after discussions with Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis, and no one else needs to interfere in the matter.

Press Trust of India June 23, 2019 13:07:55 IST
No one should poke their nose into issue of who will be next Maharashtra CM, says Uddhav Thackeray
  • Instead of addressing people's woes, the question of who will become the chief minister has assumed significance for some people, Thackeray said

  • He stressed that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was forged after discussions with Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis

  • No one else should poke their nose into the issue of who will be the next chief minister, the Sena chief said

Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan's comment that the next chief minister is expected to be from the BJP drew a sharp response from Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Saturday.

The alliance between the two parties was forged after he held discussions with BJP chief Amit Shah and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (before the Lok Sabha polls), Thackeray said.

No one should poke their nose into issue of who will be next Maharashtra CM says Uddhav Thackeray

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

"We formed the alliance after BJP's national president Amit Shah, the chief minister and I reached a mutual understanding. No one else should poke their nose into the issue of who will be the next chief minister," Thackeray was quoted as saying in a statement by the Shiv Sena.

The two saffron parties, partners in the ruling coalition in Maharashtra, decided to continue the alliance for the Assembly polls due in October, as well, when they decided on the seat-sharing formula for the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to reporters, Mahajan, a senior BJP leader and state water resources minister, had said everyone expected the next chief minister to be from his party.

Thackeray said there were several burning issues before the state, which needed to be dealt with.

"There are problems of poor farmers who voted us to power. But instead of addressing their woes, the question of who will become the chief minister has assumed significance for some people," the Sena chief said.

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