As NCP chief Sharad Pawar is in talks with interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, many fear that Shiv Sena leaders may be lured away from the party. Abdul Sattar claimed that he would smash heads and break their legs of whoever tries to poach Shiv Sena MLAs
Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Abdul Sattar on Thursday (November 21) warned that if anyone tries to lure any party MLA away from the fold, their heads would be smashed, and legs would be broken.
"If anyone tries to break away any Shiv Sena MLA then I will smash their head. I will also break their leg," Sattar told reporters.
Sattar's comments came amid speculations that some Shiv Sena legislators have expressed displeasure with their party's attempts to stitch an alliance with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for government formation in the state.
On Wednesday, senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde rebutted speculations about some newly elected legislators being unhappy and said that all lawmakers from the party are united under the leadership of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
"All MLAs have full faith in the party leadership and Uddhav (Thackeray) Ji. Anything other than it is nothing but a rumour," Shinde who was elected as leader of the party's legislative wing last month had told reporters.
Maharashtra came under President's rule on November 9 after none of the parties could present a letter to governor claiming majority and staking claim for government formation in the state.
According to reports, modalities have been finalised for the formation of the government in between the Congress, Shiv Sena and NCP and all the three parties have, in principle, agreed upon ministerial berths according to their strength in the assembly.
The Common Minimum Programme (CMP) between Congress and NCP has been sealed and will be discussed with the Shiv Sena in Mumbai on Friday, sources added.
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Last Updated 21, Nov 2019, 5:31 PM