MUMBAI: Anil Deshmukh of NCP is the second minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities to resign in over two months.
In February, forest minister Sanjay Rathod of Shiv Sena, who’s dealing with allegations over the dying of a 22year-outdated girl by suicide in Pune, tendered his resignation a day earlier than the state funds session commenced.
Sources from Shiv Sena stated that the 2 again-to-again resignations haven’t solely dented the picture of the MVA authorities however has additionally raised questions on the credibility of Sena, which leads the triparte alliance in the state, and has come as an enormous embarrassment to the CM.
After all Sena, with a unique ideology, had tied up with their conventional foes NCP and Congress, an alignment that was too troublesome for the outdated Shivsainiks to digest.
Several members from Sena and even inside NCP had been taken abruptly when supremo Sharad Pawar had picked Deshmukh for the house portfolio. A Sena functionary stated following the claims made by Param Bir Singh, Thackeray was not very eager that Deshmukh proceed dealing with the house portfolio and wished him to resign.
However, the CM most well-liked to be silent as Pawar himself addressed two pressers in the nationwide Capital defending Deshmukh. Finally, on Monday, as quickly as the house minister resigned, Thackeray forwarded the resignation to the governor and it was accepted inside a number of hours.
(*2*), a number of Sainiks are eyeing the vacant submit from the Sena quota in the cupboard, created following the resignation of forest minister Sanjay Rathod. But a Sena member stated the CM could maintain the portfolio with himself and wait for Rathod to return again clear as Sena can’t afford to harm the Banjara group face, who has a stronghold in Yavatmal and close by areas.