Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday attacked the BJP for joining hands with a rebel NCP leader to form a government and called it a ‘Surgical Strike’ on Maharashtra.

Addressing a press conference with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Thackeray further said that the BJP is disrespecting the constitution of India and the mandate of the people of Maharashtra.

“This is a surgical strike on Maharashtra. We will remain together and see what happens next,” Thackeray said.

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“Earlier EVM Khel was going on and now this is new Khel. From here onwards I don't think elections are even needed. Everyone knows what Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did when betrayed and attacked from the back,” he further said.

“This is a new kind of thing that the country has witnessed... This is nothing but disrespect towards the constitution of India and the mandate of the people of Maharashtra. This is not just in Maharashtra... the BJP is doing this all over the country,” he added.

Thackeray -- along with NCP chief Sharad Pawar -- addressed a press conference today. At the press conference, Sharad Pawar slammed Ajit Pawar and said that his decision to support the BJP is against the party line and its indiscipline and that no NCP leader or worker is in favour of an NCP-BJP government.

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"Ajit Pawar's decision is against the party line and is indiscipline. No NCP leader or worker is in favour of an NCP-BJP government. All the MLAs who are going must know that there is an anti-defection law and the possibility of them losing their assembly membership is high," he said.

In a major twist of events, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Saturday took the oath of Maharashtra Deputy CM while BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was swore-in as the Chief Minister. The oath was administerated by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma