New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday addressed a press conference in New Delhi and said that the alliance will provide a stable government in Maharashtra. The Union Minister also attacked the Shiv Sena and NCP-Congress saying that trio conspired to control Mumbai.
"If they (NCP-Cong-Shiv Sena) had the mandate why couldn't they for the government? NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena conspired to control Mumbai through backdoor," said Prasad while addressing the press conference.
He further went on to say that all constitutional formalities have been followed in government formation in Maharashtra and the party will prove majority on floor of the house in Maharashtra assembly adding that the alliance with Ajit Pawar will help the party give stable government in the state.
Prasad also took a dig at the Shiv Sena and said that those "trading ideology for power can't invoke Shivaji" adding that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party is motivated by 'selfishness'.
"I don’t want to say anything about those who couldn’t stay true to Balasaheb’s ideals? Their opposition to Congress was well-known. Those who dump their entire legacy, are teaching us. Those who are willing to compromise for power, shouldn’t talk about Shivaji," he said.
He further went on to say that the language used against PM Modi and Home minister Amit Shah by Shiv Sena leaders was a new low in Indian politics and the saffron party for the first time is sharing its pain about the language used against our leaders from party’s national podium.
He also said that the people's mandate was for Devendra Fadnavis who had given a corruption free government for the past five years in Maharashtra.
"In the entire election, Fadnavis was the CM face. BJP’s votes helped Shiv Sena win to a large extent. When the alliance won a clear majority, it was the Fadnavis-led BJP’s moral and electoral win," he said.
"There was no corruption during the 5 years of Fadnavis regime and look at what is happening in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh," he added.
Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that Ajit Pawar's decision to support the BJP is his personal and the party does not support or endorse him adding that the Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP came together to form the government and have the numbers.
"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 on Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar took oath as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. The oath was administerated by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in presence of several BJP and NCP leaders.
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