Shiv Sena leader Ramesh Solanki said that he cannot accept Shiv Sena joining hands with Congress and tendered his resignation from the party in Maharashtra
Mumbai: With the news of Uddhav Thackeray being selected as the leader of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, chief minister candidate, the alliance has witnessed its first casualty with Shiv Sena leader quitting the party.
As staunch follower of Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader Ramesh Solanki expressed disappointment over Shiv Sena joining hands with Congress.
Captioned "My Resignation," Solanki tweeted: "I am resigning from my respected post in BVS/YuvaSena and @ShivSena I thank @OfficeofUT and Adibhai @AUThackeray for giving me opportunity to work and serve the people of Mumbai, Maharashtra and Hindustan."
My Resignation— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) November 26, 2019
I am resigning from my respected post in BVS/YuvaSena and @ShivSena
I thank @OfficeofUT and Adibhai @AUThackeray for giving me opportunity to work and serve the people of Mumbai, Maharashtra and Hindustan pic.twitter.com/I0uIf13Ed2
Solanki also said, "Congratulations and all the best for forming the government in Maharashtra and having a Shiv Sena CM. But my consciousness and ideology does not permit me to work with the Congress. I cannot work half-heartedly and it won't be fair to my post, my party and my fellow Shiv Sainiks and my leaders (sic)."
Calling himself as Shiv Sainik, he said, he said he will always remain Balasaheb's Shiv Sainik. Solanki was a Shiv Sena worker for 21 years.
Solanki was in news recently for his campaign and protest against Netflix. He had filed a complaint against Netflix India and demanded that the network be censored alleging it was promoting shows that are anti Indian culture.
Reacting to the same, Narendra Taneja, BJP spokesperson said, "There is absolutely no compatibility between Shiv Sena and Congress. There is nothing in common between the two parties and Congress will realise this soon."
"We (BJP) have worked with Shiv Sena for two decades and we know how they are. The two parties are joining hands and have come together only for the greed for power. Congress will realise it soon that this alliance will not work. The parties have come together not for the benefit of the people but for their own benefit of reigning in power," he said.
"More and more such cases will appear in future as they will be busy fighting among themselves. Maharashtra won’t see any development but will witness infighting among these alliance partners," said Taneja.
Though Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress took the decision to join hands after weeks of talking, the first casualty in Solanki is proof that trouble is just beginning for the alliance.
Congress is considered to be in direct contrast to Shiv Sena's Hindu beliefs. Now that the leaders have joined hands for power, sources claim that there is disappointment among party workers at the grass root level.
Last Updated 7:22 PM IST