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Shiv Sena leaders and workers were seeing that due to the compulsions of the alliance, Uddhav was giving more preference to the leaders of NCP and Congress.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is now counting its last breaths. MLAs are leaving their side one by one and on the other hand the camp of rebel leader Eknath Shinde is getting stronger. The Uddhav Thackeray government may have to resign soon, as it seems that the return of rebel MLAs to Shiv Sena is now difficult. There are no signs of their coming back. Eknath Shinde’s faction is camping in a hotel in Guwahati where 42 MLAs are present. Of these, the number of independent MLAs is 8.

An open letter was issued by the Eknath Shinde faction in the name of Uddhav Thackeray on social media on Thursday afternoon. The date June 22 is written on this letter. This letter has been issued in the name of Shiv Sena’s rebel MLA Sanjay Shirsat. He alleged that for the last two-and-a-half years, the doors of the Chief Minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’ were closed for party MLAs.

Shirsat alleged that Uddhav allowed his son Aaditya Thackeray to visit Ayodhya but Shiv Sena MLAs were stopped from going to Ayodhya. In his letter, Shirsat alleged, ‘When the issue of Hindutva and Ram temple is important for the party, then why did the party leadership stop us from going to Ayodhya? The MLAs were called and then they were told not to go to Ayodhya with Aaditya Thackeray.

The rebel Shiv Sena MLA also alleged in his letter that “the chief minister never went to the secretariat and used to stay in Matoshree”. We had to call people around him. They would never pick up our phone. We were all fed up with these things and requested Eknath Shinde to take this step.

The number of rebel MLAs in Eknath Shinde’s camp is increasing. If the MLAs supporting Shinde and BJP and other supporting NDA parties are combined, then the total number of MLAs becomes 164, which is 20 more than the majority figures. On the other hand, the strength of Mahavikas Aghadi alliance has dwindled as Shiv Sena has only 13 MLAs left. In this way, the total number of MLAs in Mahavikas Aghadi reaches the figure of 124, which is much less than the majority. Eknath Shinde has said that he will not allow the Shiv Sena to be divided but will persuade Uddhav Thackeray to step down and hand over the Shiv Sena leadership to his camp. Shinde has already said that he would like to forge an alliance with the BJP.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, Uddhav Thackeray vacated his official residence ‘Varsha’ and shifted with his belongings to his home ‘Matoshree’. When Uddhav was going to ‘Matoshree’, thousands of Shiv Sainiks gathered and raised slogans in his support during the 9 km journey. Uddhav Thackeray has not resigned yet but has tried to send a message to his supporters by vacating his official residence.

On the other hand BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and his allies are keeping a close watch on the whole development and waiting for the right time so that the new government can take over.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was clearly seen defending in his Facebook Live speech on Wednesday. He was defensive. He said several times that he was ready to resign and would not like to cling to the (CM’s) chair. But Uddhav said that those who have rebelled should come to him and say on his face that he wants you to leave the post of CM. It is clear that Uddhav is fighting a losing battle.

In his speech, Uddhav said that he used to give preference to Shiv Sainiks than NCP or Congress leaders. “If any Shiv Sena MLA or leader feels that I am not fit to continue as the Chief Minister, then he should come to Mumbai and tell it in front of me,” he said. I will resign immediately.

Uddhav Thackeray had to see this day because he had assumed that he was as big as Balasaheb Thackeray. But the Shiv Sena leaders never saw the image of Balasaheb in him. He consistently sidelined leaders like Eknath Shinde, who had been loyal to the Thackeray family for decades. They had assumed that Shinde would not go anywhere and could not recognize his true worth.

Uddhav never gave any time to meet the senior leaders of Shiv Sena and did not give any consideration to their request. He perpetuated the false belief that Shiv Sena leaders and workers have nowhere to go except him. He never thought that Shiv Sena MLAs would rebel.

On the other hand, Shiv Sena leaders and workers were seeing that due to the compulsions of the alliance, Uddhav is giving more preference to the leaders of NCP and Congress. It seemed as if Uddhav was more interested in getting certificates from Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi. After this, an old and loyal companion like Eknath Shinde decided that Uddhav’s time was over and he should rebel with his supporters.

Eknath Shinde used to meet the MLAs and supporters of his party regularly. He spoke about the ideology of Hindutva and it was then that Shiv Sena workers realized that they were respected more when they were in alliance with the BJP.

Uddhav managed to become the Chief Minister but in the whole process he accepted King Maker Sharad Pawar as his boss. When senior leaders like Eknath Shinde saw that the road ahead was closed for them. Uddhav will make his son Aditya as CM after him. It’s hard to get someone else’s chance. Shiv Sainiks felt that this too was against Balasaheb’s style. That is why he decided that if he captures Shiv Sena and forms the government with BJP by ousting Uddhav, then his good days will come back.

The last assembly election in Maharashtra was fought jointly by BJP and Shiv Sena. 99 per cent of Shiv Sena MLAs wanted a coalition government with BJP but sentiments of 99 per cent of Shiv Sena MLAs were rejected due to high personal ambitions of Uddhav and his son Aaditya Thackeray.

Most of the Shiv Sena MLAs and ministers felt the difference between the Devendra Fadnavis government and the MVA government almost everyday during the Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s rule for the last two and a half years. These MLAs felt that they had no role in this regime. Uddhav Thackeray failed to understand the sentiments of his MLAs. He was busy keeping Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi happy and this led to his political downfall. ,

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