Mumbai: In the middle of a political crisis in Maharastra, the Maratha people may see the rebel leader of Shivsena Eknath Shinde as a new Chief Minister of State in the next few days.
Eknath Shinde who arrived in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam early this morning said, “I have no complaints against the Sena leadership, but they have been upset with the style of a function of the NCP and Congress, the other two ruling alliance partners in the state,”
Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde claimed he has the support of 46 MLAs – 40 from his party and 6 Independents. Before leaving for Assam, Eknath Shinde and other party MLAs had been camping in a Surat hotel in Gujarat – another BJP-ruled state.
According to sources, Rebel Shivsena’s leader wants an alliance of Shivsena with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and jointly rule Maharashtra.
Eknath Shinde added that he is not breaking away from Shiv Sena and will carry forward the ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray. ‘We have not left Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena and will not leave it. We believe in Hindutva,” he said.