Mumbai: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday that the government headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not say for a long time that his party does not want to overtake the government.
Addressing a press conference here, the former Chief Minister said: “I said 2 years ago, NCP had wished there were discussions. But our top leaders said that we cannot do this by keeping Shiv Sena apart. He said that we can take the NCP with us but at the same time we have to keep the Shiv Sena with us.”
“Now we don’t have our agenda to change the government or reverse it. Right now how things are going, we all look at it and I don’t think this (government) will last long. I will write a book on whatever Has happened (about the formation of the Government of Maharashtra), ”he said.
The BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 105 seats in the last Maharashtra assembly election, while the Shiv Sena won 56 seats in the 288-member state assembly. But the Shiv Sena spent ways with its long-time ally in the chief minister’s post. Later, Fadnavis formed the government with the support of Ajit Pawar.
However, he resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Tuesday, just three days after taking oath at a controversial turn of events.
Later, Shiv Sena joined hands with NCP and Congress and claimed to form the government, claiming that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state.