The Shiv Sena is leading a coalition government in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress. (Photo Credit: PTI/File)
Taking a dig at political developments in Madhya Pradesh, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday his party-led Maharashtra government is safe and that the virus will not enter the western state. The Shiv Sena is leading a coalition government in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress. This came after the Kamal Nath government in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh is on the brink of collapse as 22 Congress MLAs in the state resigned on Tuesday.
“The Madhya Pradesh virus will not enter Maharashtra. Maharashtra’s power is different. One operation flopped 100 days ago. The Maha Vikas Aghadi did a bypass surgery and saved Maharashtra,” the Sena leader said in a tweet in Marathi.
Political instability continues to emerge from Madhya Pradesh where the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia has plunged the state into chaos. Scindia quit the Congress after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and may join the BJP as the saffron party set in wave its strategy to tumble the Kamal Nath government to seize power there. Scindia, a leading Congress member for years, drove to the house of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The two leaders then went to the prime minister's residence where they held discussions for over an hour. Soon after his consultation with Modi, the former Congress Leader gave his resignation to party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi, stating it was now time for him to move on.
Scindia is likely to be sent to the Rajya Sabha and he may get a berth in the Union cabinet if his rebellion against the Congress leads to the collapse of the Madhya Pradesh government, as the BJP assumes.
(With PTI inputs)