Conflict between Congress-Shiv Sena as soon as the government goes in Maharashtra
Congress said - the alliance with Shiv Sena is not permanent; we came together because of the circumstances
Not even one and a half months have passed for the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition (MVA) government in Maharashtra, but the Congress and Shiv Sena have started to see a tussle. Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole on Friday said that his alliance with Uddhav Thackeray's party is not natural and permanent. During the time when the alliance with Shiv Sena was formed, the circumstances were different.
Patole also expressed displeasure over the appointment of Shiv Sena's Ambadas Danve as the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council. He said the post should have been given to Congress. NCP and Shiv Sena have jointly divided both the posts among themselves.
Shiv Sena recently appointed its party's Ambadas Danve as the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council. Patole alleged that this step was taken without taking Congress into confidence. Patole said- The Leader of the Opposition was made by the NCP in the Assembly, while the post of Vice President of the Council has been given to Shiv Sena.
Patole said that the leader of the opposition should have been from Congress, but the decision was taken without asking us. We will take up this issue. We are ready to talk to Shiv Sena on this matter. If they don't want to talk, that's their concern. We had aligned with him in a different situation. This is not our natural or permanent alliance.
Patole also targeted the new government led by Shinde and Fadnavis. He accused the government of forming the government using central agencies and money. It also claimed that the government would not last long.
Patole said- 39 days after the formation of the government, the cabinet was expanded. There is a tradition in Maharashtra that departments are allotted immediately, but this has not been decided yet. This shows that there is a fight going on between the two parties over big ministries.