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Business News/ News / India/  Eknath Shinde leaks letter to Uddhav Thackeray: ‘Why couldn't we go to Ayodhya?'

Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who is currently leading the pack of rebels, has shared an old letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray by Aurangabad MLA, Sanjay Shirsat. The letter sheds light on the grievances of the legislators and reason why they have been upset with the party leadership.

The letter states that claiming the Chief Minister has been inaccessible to his legislators, Thackeray's inner circle stopped the lawmakers from meeting the chief minister. Without naming the members of the 'coterie', the Aurangabad MLA referred to them as having been elected to the legislative council and Rajya Sabha.

Invoking the legacy of Balsaheb Thackeray Sanjay Shirsat claims his letter is a response to Uddhav Thackeray's 'emotional speech' which failed to answer their fundamental questions and concerns."It felt good to see Varsha bungalow's doors opened for the first time yesterday. These doors had been closed for us for last two and a half years. We had to seek permission from those who were not even elected members."


‘We are asked to wait for long hours outside Varsha bungalow. want to question, why are legislators who have been supported by 3-4 lakh voters are being insulted like this.’ He further added that ‘if the Chief Minister has no time to meet us then what would they go back and tell our electorate.’ 

Accusing the Chief Minister of absence from the Secretariat, MLA claims, ‘he used to be in Matoshree (Thackeray residence). We used to call people around the CM but they never used to attend our calls. We were fed up with all these things & persuaded Eknath Shinde to take this step'

Questioning Shiv Sena's stand on Hindutva the letter has asked the Chief Minister are Hindutva, Ayodhya and Ram Mandir on Shiv Sena's agenda. "Why were we stopped from going to Ayodhya when Aditya Thackeray visited the city? You had called several MLAs and asked us not to visit Ayodhya. Why were we not allowed to visit Ram Mandir?'

'While we weren't able to meet the CM, people from our 'real opposition'-- the Congress & the NCP used to get opportunities to meet him & even funds were given to them related to work in their constituencies,' the letter further stated.



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Updated: 23 Jun 2022, 03:00 PM IST
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