Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday condemned the BJP's Maharashtra Development Aghadi (MVA) government of the state as unnatural, saying that this government is 'natural' and will complete its term.
Said- If the outbreak of Kovid-19, flood, cyclone, and lockdown were not the problems, then the state would have been different.
In the weekly column 'Roktok' of Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', Raut recalled how the alliance was discussed last year between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in a heated debate over the post of Assembly Speaker. . He said that Pawar collected his papers and left the room angrily. I had never seen Pawar angry.
Raut said that the next morning (on 23 November) the situation changed after BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar were sworn in at the Raj Bhavan. However, his government collapsed within 80 hours. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had last week termed the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), a ruling coalition comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress, an 'unnatural alliance' and said that the alliance would soon break and his party would give a strong government in the state.
Reacting to this, Raut said, BJP is anticipating the fall of the government and how it will be done. It depends on covert activities and central investigative agencies. Whatever ED (Enforcement Directorate) does, I can say responsibly that the MVA Government will continue. The chief spokesperson of Shiv Sena said that in politics there is 'no saint' nor government is 'natural' or 'unnatural'.
He said, as long as the government stays, it is natural. Agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being used to destabilize it. Those accused of illegal manufacturing and abetment to suicide are given protection. Raut said, if these political pressure tactics are natural, then the Thackeray government is also natural. The government has proved its majority under the provisions on the floor of the House. He said the situation would have been different in the state in the last one year if there were no problems with the Kovid-19 outbreak, flood, cyclone, and lockdown.