He will never renounce the Hindu ideology: Uddhav Thackeray
MUMBAI: Congress and the PCN may have joined forces with Shiv Sena in the latter's promise that he will commit to secularism, but only one day after clearing the floor test, Prime Minister Thackeray told the assembly that he never I would leave Hindutva.
Addressing the special session of the Chamber, the CM said: I am still with the Hindutva ideology that cannot be separated from me. In contrast to Thackeray's statement, the preamble of the common minimum program of the Sena-NCP Congress says: The partners of the alliance commit themselves to defend the secular values enshrined in the Constitution. On the contentious issue of national importance, as well as of state importance, especially having repercussions/consequences on the secular fabric of the nation, the Shiv Sena, the PNC and the Congress will have a joint opinion after holding consultations and reaching a consensus.
The four-page document bears the signatures of Thackeray, Jayant Patil of NCP and Balasaheb Thorat of Congress. By reiterating his commitment to Hindutva, Thackeray also hit Devendra Fadnavis, insinuating that the latter did not fulfill his promise to Sena. “Keeping a promise is also part of my Hindutva. I have been following my Hindutva yesterday, today and will continue to do so in the future as well, ”said Thackeray.
The news came in the context that Fadnavis rejected Thackeray's claim after the assembly survey turned out that BJP had promised Sena a rotating prime minister. Sena and BJP contested the October 21 polls together, but Saffron's allies fell bitterly at Sena's demand to divide the prime minister's office on equal terms. Of 288 seats, BJP won 105, Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.