The brewing tensions between BJP and Shiv Sena brought another jolt to their relationship as political allies on Monday. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant announced that he would resign from the Union cabinet headed by PM Modi.
लोकसभा निवडणुकी आधी जागा वाटप आणि सत्ता वाटपाचा एक फॉर्म्युला ठरला होता. दोघांना तो मान्य होता.आता हा फॉर्म्युला नाकारून शिवसेनेला खोटे ठरवण्याचा प्रकार धक्कादायक तसेच महाराष्ट्राच्या स्वाभीमानास कलंक लावणारा आहे. खोटेपणाचा कळस करत महाराष्ट्रात भाजपाने फारकत घेतलीच आहे.. 1/2— Arvind Sawant (@AGSawant) November 11, 2019
The minister said that BJP has being untrue on its promise. He said that the allocation of space and power between the two parties was decided on a formula prior to the Lok Sabha elections and BJP’s denial of the formula is a threat to Shiv Sena.
शिवसेनेची बाजू सत्याची आहे. अशा खोट्या वातावरणात दिल्लीतील सरकार मध्ये तरी का रहायचे?— Arvind Sawant (@AGSawant) November 11, 2019
आणि म्हणूनच मी केंद्रीय मंत्री पदाचा राजीनामा देत आहे. या संदर्भात आज सकाळी ११.०० वा. दिल्ली येथे मी पत्रकार परिषद (Press Conference) घेणार आहे.
“BJP has taken a lot of strides in Maharashtra in the pursuit of falsehood. Shiv Sena’s side is the truth. Why stay in Delhi government in such a false environment? And that is why I am resigning as the Union Minister”, tweeted the MP.
The political trouble in the state has deepened after BJP refused to form government in the state following Shiv Sena’s staunch stand on 50-50 formula. Congress is yet to openly present its view while the Sharad Pawar led NCP has made it clear that they can think of lending support if Shiv Sena breaks away from the NDA.
The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called leaders from Shiv Sena to meet him on Monday evening.