Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday completely denied that the Shiv Sena would give up Hindutva, saying he was ready to give up his post and also as party chief, provided the rebels come face to face with him. Talk. In a direct challenge to the rebel group currently in Assam led by minister Eknath Shinde, Thackeray said, “My own (Shiv Sainiks) do not want me as the CM.”
Thackeray declared, “But why go to Surat or any other place to say this. Shinde could have just come and told me here. I would have left immediately.”
He said that since the political crisis broke out late on Monday, both Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar and Congress observer Kamal Nath clearly told him that they would fully support him.
Thackeray said, “Today, my own Shiv Sainiks do not want me to continue as Chief Minister. I am ready to resign, leaving ‘Varsha’ and going to my ‘Matoshree’. I will also hold the post as Army Chief. Ready to leave. I will be very happy if another Shiv Sainik becomes CM.”
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