The BJP chief mentioned his meeting with Raut was an interview for the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ and asserted that the MVA authorities in Maharashtra ‘would collapse as a result of its personal inaction’

File picture of former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has no intention of joining hands with the Shiv Sena or to deliver down the Uddhav Thackeray-led state authorities.

Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Fadnavis claimed individuals of the state are “unhappy” with the efficiency of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities and it “would collapse due to its own inactions”.

The senior BJP chief additionally mentioned his meeting with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday, which prompted hypothesis in political circles, was concerning an interview for the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana‘.

The Shiv Sena snapped ties with the BJP final 12 months after the Maharashtra Assembly polls over the difficulty of sharing the chief ministerial put up. The Uddhav Thackeray-led get together then joined hands with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to kind the MVA authorities within the state.

“We have no intention of joining hands with the Shiv Sena or to bring down the government. When it falls on its own, we will see,” mentioned Fadnavis, who’s the Leader of Opposition within the state Assembly.

“My meeting with Raut had no political connotations. He asked me for an interview to ‘Saamana’, to which I agreed. But, I had put my conditions- like the interview should be unedited and I should get to put my own camera during the interview. So we met to discuss its nitty-gritties,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, Raut, who additionally spoke to reporters individually, mentioned he and Fadnavis usually are not enemies and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was conscious of the meeting which was pre-deliberate to debate the interview schedule.

However, Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam criticised Raut, alleging that he was in a rush to seize headlines. “When that happens, political careers end. This is not my ill-wish for Raut, but a reality,” the previous Mumbai Congress chief instructed information company PTI.

Nirupam, who has been sulking since his removing from the put up of Mumbai Congress chief forward of the Lok Sabha polls final 12 months, mentioned if the get together is severe about opposing the brand new farm payments handed by Parliament, it ought to first ask the ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra to spell out its stand.

The Congress and the NCP say they won’t permit the implementation of the brand new legal guidelines in Maharashtra, whereas Chief Minister Thackeray hasn’t uttered a phrase on it, he mentioned.

“The Shiv Sena supported the farm bills in the Lok Sabha, while it staged a walkout from the RajyaSabha when other Opposition parties were demanding a vote on it,” Nirupam mentioned, including that farmers in Maharashtra are confused (over the state authorities’s stand).

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