Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Saturday rejoiced in the aftermath of the political jiujitsu displayed by party national president Amit Shah resulting in the formation of the new government in Maharashtra with the help of rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, the nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar.
Speaking at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that Shiv Sena deserved what it got because of its chief Uddhav Thackeray's 'putra-moh' (love for one's son) as he wanted his son Aaditya Thackeray to be the Deputy Chief Minister of Fadnavis, a condition not accepted by Amit Shah.
"Uddhav Thackeray became greedy and over-ambitious due to his love for his son. He became so desperate that he abandoned the Sena's longstanding principles and agreed to go along with NCP and Congress Party, the two parties that Sena has always opposed. It's no surprise then that this marriage of convenience led to the downfall of Shiv Sena," the Deputy Chief Minister said adding let this be a lesson to all who wish to pull a fast one on the BJP.
Meanwhile, Central Social Justice Minister and BJP leader Ramdas Athawale who was in Patna on Saturday, also hailed the Maharashtra development saying it was a brilliant move by Shah who, he said, once again proved that his political prowess cannot be matched by anyone.
"Shah is the Virat Kohli of politics. Narendra Modi is also a great player and so am I. The way Shah managed the Maharashtra crisis with utmost élan and peacefully that it was a moment to behold in the Indian politics," Athwale said.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS