Uddhav Tahckeray wanted Sena-BJP Govt in Maharashtra if Shinde is kept out, says MLA

A file photo of Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackery and Amit Shah, the BJP Minister.

Maharashtra: MLA Deepak Kesarkar who joined the team of Eknath Shinde, said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was of the view that Sena and BJP can come together if Shinde was kept out. It was, however, not clear whether Shinde was to be kept out of the alliance process or power.

“When I left for Assam (Guwahati after the June 21 revolt), I contacted one of those involved in these talks (between Thackeray and BJP). I sent him to meet Uddhav saheb. He was told that let’s forget what has happened and time is to come together. Even at that time, Uddhav saheb said ‘you (the BJP) dump Shinde and we are ready for an alliance’,” Deepak Kesarkar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI on Friday.

Kesarkar, however, added that the proposal was not acceptable to the MLAs. “This was not acceptable to the BJP or the MLAs. Because it would have been inappropriate. The rest is history,” he underlined.

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