Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, his deputy Devendra Fadnavis and BJP chief Ashish Shelar on Wednesday shared the dais with Nationalist Congress Get together president Sharad Pawar at a particular dinner held on the eve of the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) polls.
Talking on the event, Shinde mentioned that Pawar sharing the dais with him and BJP leaders might give sleepless nights to some folks. Though he didn’t title anybody, his comment was apparently directed at his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray.
Shinde’s insurrection in opposition to the Shiv Sena management had led to the collapse of the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities – wherein Sena shared energy with the NCP and Congress – in June this yr. Shinde’s revolt with 39 out of the 55 Sena legislators additionally led to a cut up within the occasion.
Polls for the 5 posts of office-bearers, 9 councillors of the MCA, and two representatives for the overall council of T-20, Mumbai, are scheduled to be held on October 20. Milind Narvekar, the shut aide of Thackeray, and NCP chief Jitendra Awhad are additionally contesting the election and filed their nominations from the panel fashioned by Pawar and newly-appointed BCCI treasurer and BJP chief Ashish Shelar.
Shinde was invited for the assembly over dinner.
“Pawar, Fadnavis and Shelar are on the identical dais…It could give some folks sleepless nights,” CM Shinde mentioned on the event.
“However this isn’t the place to take pleasure in politics. All of us are followers and supporters of sports activities; therefore we have now come collectively for its growth regardless of our political variations,” he mentioned.
The chief minister additionally assured that pending points, together with the renewal of land lease of the Wankhede Stadium within the metropolis, and pending dues of the police will quickly be addressed by the state authorities.
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