NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar Behind Maharashtra Political Upheaval: MNS Chief Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray claimed NCP leaders like Praful Patel, Dilip Walse-Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal are not the ones who will go with Ajit Pawar on their own and without Sharad Pawar blessings.

File photo of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray

In a scathing attack on NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray has claimed that the political developments in Maharashtra could have his blessings.

Earlier, NCP leader Ajit Pawar and eight other MLAs joined the Shiv Sena-BJP government in the state on Sunday, splitting the Sharad Pawar-led party.

Ajit Pawar, who split the NCP and took oath as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, said his party decided to join the BJP-Shiv Sena government for the development of the country and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

"What has happened in the state is very disgusting....This is nothing but an insult to the voters of the state," Raj Thackeray said, as per PTI report.

He added: "Sharad Pawar started all these things in Maharashtra. He first experimented with 'Pulod' (Purogami Lokshahi Dal) government back in 1978. Maharashtra had never witnessed such political scenarios ever. All these things started with Pawar, and ended with Pawar.”

The MNS chief then claimed that Sharad Pawar himself could be behind the recent developments.

"Praful Patel, Dilip Walse-Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal are not the ones who will go with Ajit Pawar (on their own and without Pawar senior's blessings)," he said.

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