As the conundrum over government formation in Maharashtra continues, the political scenario in the state is becoming more comic by the passing hour.
Initially, it was just Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut using everything from poetry, movie dialogues and sly-commentary on the BJP to coerce it into agreeing for a Sena CM. Now other leaders also seem to have joined the melodrama.
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, who had resigned from the post of a Union Minister in the NDA government earlier today, stated to the media that Aaditya Thackeray has a lot of potential and vision to become a true leader.
#WATCH Delhi: Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant speaks on party leader Aaditya Thackeray; says, “…You will get to know his potential if you watch him on YouTube. What a potential that young boy is having! There’s a true leadership. He is a visionary leader of the country.” pic.twitter.com/BWDzypxg58
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2019
Speaking to ANI, Swant stated that Aaditya Should not be underestimated. If someone wants to witness the potential of Aaditya Thackeray, they should go and watch YouTube. “What a potential that young boy is having, There is true leadership. He is a visionary leader of the country.”
It is notable here that making Aaditya Thackeray the CM was the demand of the Shiv Sena that caused the crumbling of the pre-poll alliance in Maharashtra between BJP and the Sena.
After weeks of political tussle, BJP stood on its statement that no 50-50 formula was agreed upon and they had never agreed over Aaditya becoming CM.
Yesterday, the BJP, which is the single largest party in the elections, declared that it does not have the numbers to form a government and Shiv Sena should go ahead and stake a claim if they can.
A curious search to witness Aaditya Thackeray’s ‘potential’ on YouTube showed us that the top two search results with Aaditya Thackeray’s videos have less than 60,000 views combined. Aaditya, however, is the first Thackeray to contest and win an election. He was dedicatedly vocal against their alliance partner BJP’s government in Maharashtra during the Aarey colony protests. He has also hogged the limelight in media for his appearances with Bollywood stars.