Fadnavis paid tribute to late Balasaheb Thackeray, under whose leadership Shiv Sena operates, and extended wishes on the occasion of Shiv Sena’s anniversary.
He mentioned that two-anniversary programme were taking place in Mumbai, one led by Eknath Shinde, who he credited with saving Shiv Sena, and the other led by someone who he claimed had betrayed Balasaheb Thackeray’s principles.
Fadnavis recalled a statement by Balasaheb Thackeray, where he had expressed that he would close his shop before forming an alliance with the Congress.
The deputy CM accused Uddhav Thackeray of betraying the BJP by forming an alliance with the Congress and NCP for the chief minister’s position, despite using photographs of Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah to seek votes during the elections.
Fadnavis further asserted that Uddhav Thackeray had no right to call others traitors since he had first betrayed the BJP in Maharashtra.
He mentioned that Eknath Shinde had joined forces with those who had campaigned with the BJP, and the 40 MLAs who sought votes with the BJP were now aligned with the party.
He highlighted the BJP’s association with Prime Minister Modi and the party’s efforts in hoisting the Indian flag in Kashmir while suggesting that Uddhav Thackeray lacked dedication to his Shiv Sainiks.