Chief Minister's post was promised in Amit Shah's presence, can't stand being called liar: Uddhav Thackeray

Agencies
Friday, 8 November 2019

He would fulfill the promise made to his father, late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, to install a Sena CM in the state, and does not need Devendra Fadnavis or Shah for this, Thackeray said.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday slammed ally Bharatiya Janata Party for trying `to prove him a liar', claiming that it had agreed to share the chief minister's post in Maharashtra during his discussions with Amit Shah.

He would fulfill the promise made to his father, late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, to install a Sena CM in the state, and does not need Devendra Fadnavis or Shah for this, Thackeray said.

Uddhav Thackeray addressed the reporters soon after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Maharashtra Governor, and was asked to continue as caretaker Chief Minister.

Reponding strongly to Fadnavis's claim that there had been no agreement on sharing the chief minister's post for two-and-half years, Thackeray again and again said that he was hurt that the BJP attempted to portray him as a liar.

He did not hold converses with the BJP after the Assembly poll results came in on 24 October as he could not tolerate being called a liar, he said.

TheShiv  Sena  chief also denied Devendra Fadnavis's claim that Shiv Sena leaders targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He did not attack Narendra Modi but criticised the NDA government from time to time over policies, Thackeray said.

There has been no progress in government formation in the state even a fortnight after Assembly poll results were announced on October 24.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle over the CM’s post, resulting in a stalemate despite the poll results giving the saffron alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288- member House.

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