Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (November 27) said political parties with diametrically opposite ideologies have come together only to grab power and have discredited the mandate given by the people of Maharashtra.
Speaking at a function organised by a private television news channel, the minister said people voted for a stable government in Maharashtra with pre-poll alliance between his BJP and the Shiv Sena winning people’s mandate.
He said moral and ethics have been distorted just to keep the BJP out of power.
“Is it not horse-trading to take support by offering chief minister’s position? I am again telling Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to claim chief minister’s post and then take Shiv Sena’s support,” Shah said.
The minister said the BJP has been accused of horse-trading while the newly formed SS-NCP-INC alliance has stolen the entire stable along with the CM’s post.
“I want to make it clear again that we had not given any assurance of chief minister’s position to Shiv Sena. Even in election rallies, when Aditya and Uddhav Thackeray were on stage we had said Devendra Fadnavis will be chief minister. Why they didn’t oppose it then?” he said.
Shah said he was of the firm belief that the people of the country don’t get misled by such vote bank politics and they are still with the BJP. “All MLAs of Shiv Sena have won elections contesting with us. There is not a single MLA of Shiv Sena who had not used cut-outs of Narendra Modi. In their assembly seats, they used bigger cut-outs of Modi than in seats where the BJP contested. Do people of the country and Maharashtra not know this,” he said.