In a recent statement, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, the Maharashtra BJP chief, declared that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has closed its doors for Uddhav Thackeray, the president of the Shiv Sena (UBT). Bawankule made it clear that there are no ongoing discussions or prospects of future engagement with Thackeray. This statement indicates a lack of possibility for reconciliation between the two parties.
The BJP and Shiv Sena previously formed an alliance for the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections but later separated due to disagreements regarding the sharing of the chief minister’s post. Subsequently, the Shiv Sena joined forces with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to establish the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
However, in June of the previous year, the MVA government collapsed when Eknath Shinde and 39 other MLAs from the Shiv Sena rebelled against Thackeray. They joined hands with the BJP to form a new government, with Shinde assuming the role of chief minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis serving as his deputy.
Response to Allegations
When questioned about the allegations made by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao regarding the high number of farmer suicides in Maharashtra, Bawankule stated that the BJP would soon release a video highlighting the flaws in the ‘Telangana model’ and criticizing KCR’s statements and actions.
Addition to the Party
Former MLA Ashish Deshmukh is set to join the BJP on June 18. Bawankule revealed that Deshmukh expressed a lack of interest in contesting the upcoming elections for the Maharashtra Assembly or the Lok Sabha. Instead, Deshmukh intends to focus on expanding the party’s base. He chose to leave the Congress party, citing its anti-OBC stance. Deshmukh, who previously served as the BJP MLA from Katol in Nagpur district, had previously switched to the Congress but was recently suspended.
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