The opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi has vanished with NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s decision to join the government, the BJP claimed on Monday.
BJP legislator Nitesh Rane, addressing a press conference at the state party headquarters in Mumbai, lashed out at Shiv Sena (UBT) spokesperson Sanjay Raut and his editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana criticising Pawar and his colleagues for joining the ruling dispensation.
“It is funny that those who dishonoured the people’s verdict in 2019 are now criticising the BJP. How can one say that whatever they did in 2019 was in favour of the state and if we do the same thing, it goes against the interests of the state,” Rane asked. The MLA was referring to the decision of the Congress, the undivided Shiv Sena and the NCP to come together to form the government in 2019.
“Raut had a single agenda – to break [NCP founder ]Sharad Pawar’s house. Though he has blamed the BJP, it is his own behaviour that has brought politics to its current state,” he said. “His [Raut’s] new target is the Congress.”
Rane said he would soon come up with a detailed programme for the last rites of the ‘defunct ‘ MVA.