Amidst all the drama in Maharashtra over government formation, a man named Ratnakar Chaure, hailing from the Aurangabad district has lodged a complaint with Begampura police station against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with MLAs Pradeep Jaiswal and Chandrakant Khaire accusing them of cheating him and his family.
According to a New18 Hindi report, Chaure, in his written complaint, has said that he and his family had voted for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the Maharastra Assembly elections. He furthered that Shiv Sena had during election campaign asked for votes in the pretext of forming a coalition government with BJP which would safeguard Hindutva. Now, Shiv Sena, in its greed for power, abandoned both, the alliance as well as its ideologies. Chaure said that the party had cheated his family who had voted for them.
It has been weeks since the results of the Maharashtra elections were announced. But, after failing to blackmail the BJP for the CM post, the Shiv Sena has not managed to form a government with the support of NCP and Congress. While Congress has not given any clear picture, NCP’s Sharad Pawar’s cryptic statements over joining the Sena have been giving rise to wide speculations.
The Sena, despite winning half the number of seats than the BJP, was adamant on the CM’s post. The political tussle for the CM post even made the Sena to withdraw its only minister in the Union Cabinet and leave the NDA fold.
It was earlier reported that Shiv Sena had agreed to the Congress and NCP demands of conceding to 5% reservation for Muslims and also on abandoning the Hindutva cause. While the media has reported today that the addition of the word ‘secular’ in the CMP is a point of contention and Shiv Sena refuses to accept, Sanjay Raut’s statements make amply clear that Shiv Sena is now abandoning the Saffron for secular green.