A day after Shiv Sena MLAs were made to take oath swearing loyalty for Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar along with Uddhav Thackeray, Sena leader Ramesh Solanki announced that he has resigned from the party protesting against the party’s alliance with Congress to form a government in Maharashtra.
In series of tweets posted on Twitter, Solanki congratulated the party for forming a govt in the state with a Shiv Sena chief minister, but said that his conscience and ideology doesn’t permit him to work with Congress. “So with a heavy heart I am making most difficult decision of my life, I am resigning from Shiv Sena”, he said.
I am resigning from my respected post in BVS/YuvaSena and @ShivSena
I thank @OfficeofUT and Adibhai @AUThackeray for giving me opportunity to work and serve the people of Mumbai, Maharashtra and Hindustan pic.twitter.com/I0uIf13Ed2
— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) November 26, 2019
Ramesh Solanki said that for the last few days people are asking his stand on Shiv Sena’s decision to end the alliance with BJP and join hand with Congress and NCP. Replying to that, he said in Hindi, ‘which is not for Shri Ram (Congress), that is of no worth for me’.
Giving a brief history of his association with Shiv Sena, Solanki said that he has served the party for 21 years without demanding any post, position or ticket, and he gave all his time to the party following the party’s orders till the hilt. He said he was motivated by the fearless leadership and charisma of Shri Bala Saheb Thackeray in 1992, and had decided to work for Shiv Sena at the age of 12. He had joined the party officially in 1998.
Ramesh Solanki said that he had worked in many elections for the party at various levels with only one dream and one aim, a Hindu Rashtra and Congress Mukt Bharat.
He noted that he is leaving the party in a winning note, saying he is leaving Shiv Sena when the party is forming government in Maharashtra, not abandoning the party in its bad time. “I am walking out as proud Shiv Sainik for my ideology and principles”, Solanki added.