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CM's post was promised in Amit Shah's presence, can't stand being called liar: Shiv Sena president, Uddhav Thackeray

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Shiv Sena president Thackeray said that he would fulfill the promise made to his father, late Sena founder Bal Thackeray, to install a Sena chief minister in the state, and does not need Fadnavis or Amit Shah for this. Thackeray addressed the media soon after Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Maha Guv, and was asked to continue as caretaker CM.

To make a Shiv Sainik CM, don't need Amit Shah and Fadnavis: Uddhav Thackeray
MUMBAI: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday slammed ally BJP for trying `to prove him a liar', claiming that it had agreed to share the chief minister's post in Maharashtra during his talks with Amit Shah.

He would fulfill the promise made to his father, late Sena founder Bal Thackeray, to install a Shiv Sena chief minister in the state, and does not need Devendra Fadnavis or Shah for this, Uddhav Thackeray said.

Thackeray addressed the media soon after Chief Minister Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Maharashtra Governor, and was asked to continue as caretaker CM.

Reacting strongly to Fadnavis's claim that there had been no agreement on sharing the chief minister's post for two-and-half years, Thackeray again and again said that he was hurt that the BJP tried to portray him as a liar.

He did not hold talks with the BJP after the Assembly poll results came in on October 24 as he could not tolerate being called a liar, he said.

The Sena chief also denied Fadnavis's claim that Sena leaders targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He did not attack Modi but criticised the NDA government from time to time over policies, Thackeray said.

There has been no headway in government formation in the state even a fortnight after Assembly poll results were announced on October 24.

The BJP and Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle over the chief minister's post, resulting in a stalemate despite the poll results giving the saffron alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288- member House.
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18 Comments on this Story

Aruun 321 days ago
Absurd it seems as if ss was sure that it will get more seats or double whereas success rate of ss was lower than last time and it got fewer seats and that of BJP was success rate is 70%.
vijayankg322 days ago
Shiva sena workers are mostly Hindus.they will switch to BJP if SS align with NCP and congress who are appeasing minorities
Tushar 322 days ago
udhav you are not a liar you are stupid. with 56 mla you want to be a CM. just ask people how good you have been at running mumbai muncipality. after this episode bjp should fight mcgm elections independantly and show how its run and what can be done with vision for future of state instead of future for "SON"