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Former Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam on Tuesday made serious allegations against NCP chief Sharad Pawar. He accused Sharad Pawar of destroying Shiv Sena. Not only this, he also said that he has given proof of this to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. Lok Sabha Speaker has recognized Rahul Shewale as Shiv Sena leader in Lok Sabha on the demand of 12 MPs of Shinde faction of Shiv Sena. CM Eknath Shinde gave this information on Tuesday.
Ramdas Kadam exploded the bomb
Ramdas Kadam on Tuesday claimed that Sharad Pawar has “systematically weakened” the Shiv Sena. Not only this, Kadam also said that some MLAs had expressed concern over this, but Uddhav Thackeray was not ready to part ways with Sharad Pawar.
Kadam said on Tuesday that “I have given enough evidence to Uddhav Thackeray that how NCP chief Sharad Pawar is destroying Shiv Sena”. Kadam claimed that Pawar has given good posts to members of the Kunabi community and also strengthened them with money. He further claimed that the chief minister was ours, the money came from the exchequer, but Shiv Sena was systematically weakened by Pawar. Several MLAs expressed similar concerns to Uddhav Thackeray, but AAP was not ready to spare Pawar.
Kadam said – I opposed the alliance
He further said that if Balasaheb Thackeray was alive today, would he have allowed Uddhav Thackeray to become the Chief Minister with the support of NCP and Congress? The former minister further said that he had opposed Uddhav Thackeray’s move to join hands with the NCP and Congress to form the government in Maharashtra. He said, ‘I told Uddhav that it was like committing a sin. The soul of Balasaheb Thackeray will not get peace from this arrangement.
After this remark of Kadam, there has been a stir in the political circles of Maharashtra. Hitting back at the former minister, NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Taapsee hit out at the BJP, dismissing Kadam’s remarks. Mahesh Taapsee claimed that the BJP was behind the split in Shiv Sena. He said the rebel leaders were trying to divert attention from Pawar by targeting him. NCP spokesperson Taapsee said that the MVA was formed due to Pawar’s initiative and even after the rebellion, the NCP is supporting Uddhav Thackeray and his Shiv Sena leaders group.
Uddhav Thackeray sacks Ramdas Kadam from the party
Significantly, former minister Ramdas Kadam tendered his resignation as a ‘Shiv Sena leader’ in a letter to Thackeray on Monday. At the same time, Shiv Sena President and former Chief Minister of the state Uddhav Thackeray had announced on Monday evening that Ramdas Kadam was sacked for indulging in anti-party activities. Later, the rebel Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reinstated Kadam as leader.
Shiv Sena MPs meet Lok Sabha Speaker
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde met 12 ministers of his faction in Delhi. Party MP Hemant Godse told that after this 12 MPs met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. During the meeting, Shiv Sena MPs requested him to change the Leader of the House.
Rahul Shewale becomes Shiv Sena leader in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha Speaker has recognized Rahul Shewale as Shiv Sena leader in Lok Sabha on the demand of 12 MPs of Shinde faction of Shiv Sena. CM Eknath Shinde gave this information on Tuesday. He said that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has recognized Rahul Shewale as Shiv Sena leader in the lower house of Parliament. Shiv Sena MPs have supported his stand to uphold the ideals of party founder Balasaheb Thackeray.
At the same time, on this occasion, the new leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Shewale, while giving his reaction, accused Uddhav Thackeray. He said that Thackeray was keen to rejoin the BJP, but he backed down.
Government fell last month
It is worth mentioning that Yogesh Kadam, son of Dapoli MLA Ramdas Kadam in Ratnagiri district, had also joined the rebel camp when Shinde rebelled against the party last month. The Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government fell last month after Shinde and 39 other Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against the party.