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Uddhav Lying Over CM Tenure Promise In 2019, Says Maha BJP Chief Bawankule

Thackeray said the meeting took place in Matoshree, his private residence in Bandra here, in October 2019. Polls took place in Maharashtra on October 13 that year.

Shiv Sena (UBT) Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party president Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Sunday accused Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray of "lying" over the latter's claims about sharing the chief minister's tenure equally post the 2019 Assembly polls and the promise to make an ordinary Shiv Sainik the CM of the state.

Thackeray was speaking at a rally in Digras in Yavatmal district during his two day Vidarbha tour. Thackeray claimed Union Home Minister Amit Shah had promised him ahead of the 2019 Assembly polls that the chief minister's post would with shared with the Shiv Sena (undivided) equally.

Thackeray said the meeting took place in Matoshree, his private residence in Bandra here, in October 2019. Polls took place in Maharashtra on October 13 that year. "However, post the assembly elections in 2019, he (Shah) reneged on this promise, prompting me to join hands with the NCP and the Congress,”Thackeray claimed.

He also said if his party got a chance to form government again, he would make an ordinary Sainik the CM. Hitting back, Bawankule said, "The people of Maharashtra have seen how you lie when you became chief minister and made your son cabinet minister in the name of making Shiv Sena worker the state's CM. Thackeray fought the Assembly polls with us in 2019 and then betrayed us."

On the promise by the BJP to share the chief ministerial tenure, Bawankule said speaking lies and spreading it is the temperament of Thackeray. "If there was a promise of sharing the CM post for two-and-half years, then why did Thackeray never object to claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union home minister Amit Shah that Devendra Fadnavis would be the new chief minister of Maharashtra," he asked.

Thackeray's government collapsed (in June last year) due to his own betrayal and now he is taking false oaths in a temple and trying to sell it to the people of Maharashtra, the BJP state unit chief said.

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