Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has alleged that a Union minister is threatening NCP chief Sharad Pawar and warned him against helping the MVA government.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut (File photo)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said that the BJP is threatening NCP chief Sharad Pawar. “A central minister of the BJP has said that if attempts are made to save MVA government, then Sharad Pawar will not be allowed to go home. Whether or not the MVA govt survives, use of such language for Sharad Pawar is not acceptable,” Sanjay Raut tweeted.
He said: “PM Modi and Amit Shah listen. Some of your leaders are threatening Sharad Pawar. This is a legal fight now, Shiv sainiks have not come out on roads so far. We shall take to the streets, if needed.”
Speaking on rebel Sena MLA Eknath Shinde’s claims of having the numbers required to overthrow the Uddhav Thackeray government, Raut said: “There are certain rules. There are orders of the Supreme Court. This is a legal fight now. Some are saying they have 40 MLAs, some say another figure. The day the MLAs come to Mumbai, everything will be clear.” “The fight is over numbers, papers and on the streets. We will win in all three,” he said.
On Thursday night, Eknath Shinde wrote to the Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly Narhari Zirwal asserting his appointment as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party. The NCP and the Congress are still backing the Uddhav camp despite its dwindling numbers.
All MLAs of the Shinde camp are currently at Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati, Assam, a BJP-ruled state.