The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government is completing one month in office today not only came heavy sarcastic criticism but also Governor of Maharastra adds fuel to Opposition camp ignition
BJP and Shinde faction of Shiv sena at cross roads over non clarity on the cabinet expansion.
At present, Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis are the only members in the cabinet, giving ammunition to the opposition parties to target the Sena-BJP government.
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In BJP, there is resentment among loyal party MLAs who are not happy over the “outsiders” who joined the party in the past few years getting preference while picking the ministers
Taking a dig at the awaited cabinet expansion, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi of Uddhav Thackeray faction shared a meme doing rounds on social media
Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari drew sharp criticism for his comment that “if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, then Maharashtra will have no money left and Mumbai will no longer be called the financial capital of India”, reported Hindustan Times.
Many leaders of the Congress and Shiv Sena strongly criticised this comment by the Governor.
Koshyari was speaking at an event in Andheri on Friday, when he stated that the Marwari Gujarati communities “contribute to the development of (wherever they reside) by creating hospitals, schools etc.”
State Congress spokesman Atul Londhe slammed the governor over his remarks, saying that they smack of his hatred for the state. He also demanded an apology from the governor.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut took to Twitter to condemn the governor’s statement. He wrote, “CM Shinde, at least condemn the Governor. This is an insult to Marathi hard-working people.” He added, “Chief Minister Shinde, are you listening? That your Maharashtra is different. If you have self-respect, then seek the resignation of the governor.”