Uddhav Thackeray is all set to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The swearing-in ceremony is set to take place at Shivaji Park today. Shiv Sena had broken its alliance with the BJP after the Maharashtra elections and allied with Congress and NCP in order to become the Chief Minister. Now, Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Uddhav Thackeray regretting that she will not be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Sonia Gandhi, the interim President of the Congress party wrote to Uddhav Thackeray saying that though Aditya Thackeray invited her, she will not be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Interestingly, in the letter, Sonia Gandhi goes on to talk about the dangers of the BJP. She writes that Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP have come together under “extraordinary circumstances” at a time when the country “faces unprecedented threats from the BJP”. She writes that the political atmosphere has become “poisonous” and that the BJP has ruined the economy. She also talks about the distress being faced by farmers.
In what almost sounds like a taunt to Shiv Sena, she says that she is confident that all three parties will strive to implement the Common Minimum Program and provide a purposeful government to the people of Maharashtra.
Earlier today, the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP CMP were released where it was revealed that Shiv Sena had agreed to be a part of a government that upholds the “secular values of the Constitution”. The CMP, among other promises, mentions that the alliance will pass a law that proves for 80% job reservation to locals from Maharashtra.