Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022
, war of words between the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has again started to boil up. In a recent counter attack to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar, stating that he was the one who had asked Uddhav Thackeray to be the Chief Minister of the state after formation of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government consisting of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, two years ago.
The attack from the Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar comes hours after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the Shiv Sena leader and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleging that the leader had his own ambitions to become the Chief Minister but he would have also appointed a Shiv Sainik on this post.
“I believe that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray should now accept the fact that for becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra he had his ambitions which he wanted to fulfil. It is not at all wrong to have ambition in politics, but if the leader had to keep the word he also could have choose any other Shiv Sainik like Diwakar Raote, Subhash Desai or Eknath Shinde for the post of Chief Minister but he didn’t,” stated former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis.
Responding to this comment from the opposition, the Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar stated that Uddhav Thackeray was the leader who was selected by all the three parties in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) that is Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and the formation of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was due to the support and contribution of many people including me.
When a meeting was held of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) formation, I had forced Uddhav Thackeray to take the post of Chief Minister in the state of Maharashtra as I know his from the childhood, though Balasaheb and I may surely have had political differences but we were always close.