Shiv Sena functionary quits party, says ‘ideology doesn’t permit’ to work with Congress


A known Shiv Sena functionary has resigned protesting his party’s decision to align with the Congress to form the government in Maharashtra. Ramesh Solanki, known for championing the Hindutva ideology on social media, took to social media to explain his decision to sever ties with the Shiv Sena. His tweets have since gone viral.

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Solanki wrote, “Its been almost 21 years never demanded post, position, or ticket just gave my all in day and night followed my party’s order till the hilt ShivSena made a political decision and joined hands with @INCIndia and @NCPspeaks to form govt in Maharashtra.

“Congratulations and all the best for forming govt in Maharashtra and having ShivSena CM. But my conscious (conscience) and ideology doesn’t permit me to work with Congress, I cant work half heartedly and it won’t be fair to my post, my party my fellow ShivSainiks and my leaders.”

The Shiv Sena, which fought this year’s assembly elections with the BJP, decided to end its three decades of alliance with the saffron party after its demand for the chief minister’s post was denied. It later formed an alliance with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party to stake claim to form the government in the western Indian state. Uddhav Thackeray is all set to take oath as the new chief minister on Thursday.

The BJP had pulled off a coup after it took the support of NCP’s Ajit Pawar forming a government early in the morning on Saturday. The NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress combine approached the Supreme Court challenging the Governor’s decision. The top court on Tuesday ordered Devendra Fadnavis to face a floor-test by 5 PM today. Realising that he did not have the numbers, Fadnavis resigned from his post on Tuesday afternoon, just 80 hours after he took oath of office as the new chief minister.


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