I hope that Devendra Fadnavis does not repeat the mistakes he made as prime minister: Shiv Sena
MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena On Monday he expressed the hope that, as opposition leader in the Maharashtra assembly, he will not repeat the mistakes he made while he was the prime minister of the state.
Attacking Fadnavis again during the silence ceremony in which he swore in his post as prime minister on November 23, but had to resign 80 hours later, an editorial said in Sena spokesman 'Saamana'. BJP He has lost a face that has massive appeal.
It claimed that people have drifted away from the BJP.
The current support that the BJP has (of its own MLAs and Independents) is unlikely to remain with the party. Whatever is happening to the party is the outcome of its previous deeds, the Sena said.
Maharashtra BJP legislature party leader Fadnavis was on Sunday named leader of opposition (LoP) in the assembly.
Fadnavis must remember that he has gone down in history as a person who swore illegally by keeping everyone in the dark and without having a majority, said the Seine.
He was on that (chief minister's) post for only 80 hours. If he wants to get rid of that image, he should go by rules to work as leader of the opposition and take tuitions from senior BJP leader and former LoP Eknath Khadse, the Sena said in sarcastic remarks.
Fadnavis must maintain the dignity of the leader of the opposition post and not repeat the mistakes he made earlier as Maharashtra's prime minister, he said.
The Marathi daily noted that the central BJP leadership decided to continue with Fadnavis as the party head in the Maharashtra Assembly, but did not follow the same in other states.
In neighborhood Madhya Pradesh, BJP 's Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the chief minister for many years, but when the party lost to the Congress, he was not made leader of the opposition in the MP Assembly, it pointed out.
Similarly, Vasundhara Raje was also not made LoP in Rajasthan after the BJP lost elections in that state, it said.
But, what could be the secret behind Delhi backing Fadnavis despite the results (where BJP got 105 seats in 288- member Maharashtra Assembly)? the wondered Sena.
It is now a fact that the Assembly polls' mandate was not for the BJP. Despite that, Delhi supported Fadnavis to take oath as chief minister (with the support of NCP's Ajit Pawar), but the government collapsed in three days, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.
And now the BJP made him leader of the opposition when people of the state voted for a change, it added.
The Seine also had a tenuous view of the objections raised by Fadnavis during the Maha Vikas Aghadi government floor test on Saturday.
When the Chamber met on Saturday, Fadnavis claimed that the Assembly session was not held according to constitutional norms. He also opposed the appointment of NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil as Acting President of the Assembly.
The oath of government ministers led by Uddhav Thackeray was also not made according to constitutional norms, he claimed.
However, Walse Patil rejected his claim, saying that the session was held according to the governor's assent.
The BJP P MLAs walked out before head count began in the 288-member House.
The kind of drama that Fadnavis did during the floor test of the new government was not good. He made a ridiculous statement that he works according to the rules. Then I should explain under what rule he opposed the floor test on Saturday, the Marathi newspaper said. .
The Sena also said that the appointment of Congress leader Nana Patole as Speaker of the Assembly was a tight slap on the face of the BJP.
Patole had earlier quit the Congress and won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket. However, I have returned to the Congress in December 2017 citing differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Fadnavis.
Patole was the first BJP Lok Sabha member who revolted against Prime Minister Modi, saying the latter does not allow party MPs to speak, the Sena alleged.
He returned to Congress and became President of the Assembly. Now, Patole will decide whether Fadnavis should speak or not in the House, Sena said in mocking comments.