Mumbai: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took to Twitter to question how Balasaheb Thackeray’s party can support people linked to the Mumbai bomb blast, fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and who’s “responsible for taking lives of innocent people of Mumbai”.
“How can Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena support people who had a direct connection with culprits of the Mumbai bomb blast, Dawood Ibrahim and those responsible for taking the lives of innocent people of Mumbai. That’s why we took such a step, it’s better to die,” Shinde said in a tweet.
“Even if we have to die to follow the ideology of Hindutva, we will consider it as our destiny,” he added.
मुंबई बाँबस्फोट घडवून निष्पाप मुंबईकरांचा जीव घेणाऱ्या दाऊदशी थेट संबंध असणाऱ्यांना हिंदुहृदयसम्राट वंदनीय बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांची शिवसेना समर्थन कशी करू शकते…?
यालाच विरोध म्हणून उचललेलं हे पाऊल; आम्हा सर्वांना मृत्यूच्या दारात घेऊन गेले तरी बेहत्तर..#MiShivsainik @rautsanjay61
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) June 26, 2022
Although Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray claimed that on May 20, CM Uddhav Thackeray had asked Eknath Shinde to become the CM, at that time he did drama and now exactly a month later he rebelled.
Notably, former minister and Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who is now in the Eknath Shinde camp, had said that Shinde camp MLAs are ready to face the floor test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly at the the the any time, but first recognition should be given to Eknath Shinde faction.
Meanwhile, Shinde has approached the Supreme Court against the disqualification notice issued by the Deputy Speaker against the rebel MLAs.
The petition has also challenged the appointment of Ajay Choudhary as the legislator leader of Shiv Sena in the house in place of Shinde.
The petitioner, Shinde has sought to issue direction to Deputy Speaker to not take any action in the disqualification petition under Rule 6 of MLA Defection Rules seeking disqualification of the rebel MLAs and also not to take any action on the same until the resolution for removal of the Deputy Speaker is decided.
The Deputy Speaker, who is in charge of the House in the absence of the Spe, has issued the notice dated June 25, 2022, in the disqualification petition against the petitioner.