Will ensure next Maharashtra CM is from Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray-led party says in mouthpiece Saamna

The Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, has said the next chief minister of the state will be from Uddhav Thackeray's party

Press Trust of India June 20, 2019 22:19:48 IST
Will ensure next Maharashtra CM is from Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray-led party says in mouthpiece Saamna
  • The Shiv Sena has said the next chief minister of the state will be from Uddhav Thackeray's party

  • Through the Sena's mouthpiece Saamna, the party said even though it has a tie-up with the BJP, the 'Shiv Sena is an independent political entity'

  • Senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said in February that the next chief minister of Maharashtra would be from his party

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, has said the next chief minister of the state will be from Uddhav Thackeray's party.

The Sena made the claim in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Wednesday, the day when Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis attended its foundation day function.

Will ensure next Maharashtra CM is from Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackerayled party says in mouthpiece Saamna

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

It said even though it has a tie-up with the BJP, the "Shiv Sena is an independent political entity".

"We have to resolve to turn the next Vidhan Sabha 'saffron' and ensure that a Shiv Sena chief minister will be seated on the dais at the party's 54th foundation day next year," the Marathi daily said.

Taking stock of its 53-year-old history, the publication said the Shiv Sena's soul is its 'movement' - be it for Hindu pride, Marathi "asmita" (identity) or rights of sons of the soil.

Terming Thackeray as his "elder brother", Fadnavis during the function on Wednesday said the BJP-Sena alliance will have a thumping victory in the coming state Assembly polls, and that the issue of who will become chief minister and who will become deputy chief minister was secondary.

Last week, when state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar's claimed that the next chief minister would be from the BJP, Yuva Sena secretary Varun Sardesai said the post will be rotated between the two allies.

Indicating that the Sena would drive a hard bargain before agreeing for an electoral tie-up, Sardesai claimed both the parties will share the chief minister's post for 2.5 years each.

Sardesai, a cousin of Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, also tweeted that BJP president Amit Shah had "approved" the decision to have rotational chief ministership between the saffron outfits.

Another Sena leader earlier said Fadnavis declared on 19 February that both the parties would share "responsibilities" and also the number of seats for the Vidhan Sabha polls.

Interestingly, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said in February that the next chief minister of Maharashtra would be from his party.

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