August 13, 2022

Mumbai: BJP assured us it will not goal Uddhav Thackeray, says Shinde group’s spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar | ANI

Amid Eknath Shinde’s rise up, the BJP had promised to not goal Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and his household, a spokesperson of the insurgent Sena faction claimed right here on Saturday.

BJP chief Kirit Somaiya, who typically accused the earlier Thackeray-led authorities in Maharashtra of corruption, advised him that he was unaware of this “understanding,” insurgent Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar advised reporters right here.

Kesarkar and another insurgent MLAs had earlier expressed disapproval of Somaiya’s proceed tirade in opposition to Thackeray.

“After we (insurgent Sena MLAs) returned from Guwahati and held a gathering with BJP leaders, we made it clear that we now have harm the pinnacle of our household (Thackeray), however we is not going to enable any criticism in opposition to him,” he mentioned.

Devendra Fadnavis agreed with this, and when Somaiya continued to assault Thackeray, Fadnavis had a phrase with him, Kesarkar mentioned.

“Somaiya known as me in the present day and mentioned he wasn’t conscious of the understanding reached between us and Fadnavis,” he added.

Kesarkar additional mentioned that within the final two-and-half years (when the Thackeray-led coalition authorities was in energy), all Sena leaders, MLAs and atypical staff protested in opposition to anybody who levelled allegations in opposition to the Thackeray household.

On Friday, Thackeray had alleged that the insurgent Sena legislators had saved mum when the BJP was levelling allegations in opposition to him and his household.

“Like us, Fadnavis additionally respects Uddhav-ji,” Kesarkar mentioned.

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Senior Sena chief Eknath Shinde grew to become chief minister final month after rebelling in opposition to Thackeray and toppling his authorities with assist from the BJP.

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