Uddhav Thackeray, in an emotional speech, had said that he is ready to resign from his job anytime. He asked his MLAs to come and ask him to resign.
Mumbai: If sources to believe, Shiv Sena supremo and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was willing to quit from his post amid revolt within in party MLAs. The Chief Minister, however, was stopped by senior alliance leaders.
As per the reports, Thackeray was stopped on two occasions from resigning. Though the sources have not revealed the name but political analysts have speculated NCP chief Sharad Pawar might have stopped the CM to do so. Pawar was the leader who play key role in formation of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in the state. Pawar has even held meetings with Thackeray since crisis has witnessed.
Sources claimed that Uddhav Thackeray would have quit his job on June 21, the day when Shinde alongwith 21 MLAs moved to Surat. Thackeray had decided to announce his resignation on Facebook live. He, however, convinced not to resign by a senior leader of ruling MVA coalition. On very next day, he decided to announce resignation but was again stopped by some senior MVA leaders. Uddhav Thackeray, in an emotional speech, had said that he is ready to resign from his job anytime. He asked his MLAs to come and ask him to resign. “Why giving statements from other places, come and ask me to resign, on my face, I will submit my resignation.” He added that the chief minister’s post came to him accidently.
“Despite having support of NCP and Congress leaders, what should I do if my own people do not want to see me as a chief minister? I am getting phone calls of MLAs who have gone with Eknath Shinde that they have been kidnapped,”the CM had added.
Moments after Shiv Sena supremo and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s emotional speech, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde had insisted the party to quit the ‘unnatural’ alliance with the NCP and Congress for its survival.