Devendra Fadnavis seems to easily surpass Eknath Shinde
The BJP has already initiated an offer to Uddhav Thackeray to find a way to replace the alliance that was significantly abrogated in June 2022. Sources in both BJP and Sena say that the BJP wants its saffron twin to spin. return.
Eknath Shinde against Uddhav Thackeray in June 2022, forcing Sena to split. The exercise was activated by the BJP and allowed it to return to power in Maharashtra with Shinde as Chief Minister; BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis had to reconcile to submit to the Deputy Minister, a considerable irony since he was the top boss from 2014 to 2019 when the BJP ran the state with Uddhav Thackeray.
Recently, the BJP in Maharashtra publicly asked Fadnavis to return as Prime Minister, suggesting that before the next general election, they would place their men for the job that Shinde currently holds. Shinde himself is preoccupied with protracted power disputes with Thackeray: such as who has the right to the Sena party emblem, and more importantly, getting cadres to see him as the real holder of the legacy. by Balasaheb Thackeray, who founded the party. Sena and the father of Uddhav.
This means that the Shinde-BJP coalition is in loose mode with just 400 days to go before the general election. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, running for a third consecutive term to make history, does not want to risk Maharashtra’s 48 Lok Sabha seats.
Sources told me that the initial approach to estranged ally Thackeray was through a billionaire industrialist trusted by both sides. Now, a powerful BJP politician is hoping to move the operation to the negotiating stage. Thackeray was less enthusiastic after his bitter experience with the BJP disbanding his party and the Maharashtra Vikas Agadi (MVA) government headed by him.
A big test for all players lies in the election to the city company of the financial capital. The timing for this has yet to be announced but Thackeray, in a clever political move, announced xx days/weeks ago that his Sena faction would incorporate his political outfit.
Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar. Thackeray says it’s a combination of “Bhim Shakti and Shiv Shakti to save democracy”. Two other Thackeray allies, the National Congress Party (NCP) and Parliament, share the voter base with Ambedkar’s party. However, in an attempt to keep Thackeray on hold, they offered no criticism to his new partner. Sources said Sharad Pawar was aware of Thackeray’s negotiations with Ambedkar.
Thackeray announced its affiliation with Ambedkar on January 23 for the BMC polls, but Ambedkar’s party will only receive seats from the Sena quota. Pawar said he accepted them as part of the alliance.
Interestingly, the BJP and BJP Maharashtra center can function for different purposes. Fadnavis, the reluctant deputy, was losing patience with his downsizing. Fadnavis created the Maharashtra BJP in his own image and the state leaders wanted Shinde Sena to merge with the BJP, which would allow the latter group to win the majority of positions.
While Fadnavis has ambitions to replace Shinde immediately, the central BJP does not believe this will help all of the important elections in the Lok Sabha. BJP senior leaders are not optimistic that Fadnavis will go it alone. They also realized that Fadnavis and his outrageous approach were a major annoyance to Thackeray.
Dr. Koshiyari, Governor of Maharashtra, who has been sworn in in Fadnavis government for 80 hours and made controversial statements, after talking with Modi, said that he wants to give up his post of governor. Koshiyari has repeatedly clashed with the opposition in Maharashtra
The icy equation shared by Shinde and Fadnavis is currently the biggest talk in Mumbai with stories of two appointed police commissioners and Fadnavis critics accusing him of making decisions. unilaterally and make big announcements like studying the viability of the Old Pension Scheme.
Shinde is resentful of all of Fadnavis’ moves and remains bitter over the public relations disaster of multibillion-dollar projects like the Foxconn-Vedanta deal moving to Gujarat just before elections there. . Shinde describes himself as a small boy who opposes the lord of Thackeray and is a fierce defender of “Marathi Manoos”. This image is heavily dented. The multi-billion dollar projects coming to Gujarat are a particularly bad look for the BJP in Maharashtra as the Maharashtra-Gujarat equation carries a heavy history of bitterness and anxiety.
Shinde is paranoid that members of his Sena have contacted Fadnavis.
Several recent voter surveys have shown that Maharashtra and Karnataka are two states with 0p positions that could make a dent in the BJP’s battle for victory. That may have been the reason for the approach – or rumor of a person – to Uddhav Thackeray
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