I hold govt’s remote control, Fadnavis says at Sena event
MUMBAI: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday made it clear he was in charge of the BJP- led government in the state, when, at a function to mark the 90th birth anniversary of the late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, he said he holds the “remote control” of the state government and that ministers, especially those from the Shiv Sena, should understand this.
The CM was speaking at a function where five schemes were launched in Bal Thackeray’s name.
When Uddhav Thackeray reminded Fadnavis how his father would wield the remote during the Shiv Sena-BJP rule between 1995 and 1999, Fadnavis said: “It came to Uddhavji by legacy and he has now given his consent to me to use the same. The reigns of the government are in my hands. Ministers in the cabinet should
realise the fact that I operate the remote control of the alliance government,” Fadnavis said. He told Shiv Sena leaders the alliance would complete its five-year term.
Fadnavis’ remarks are the latest in a series of exchanges between the ruling allies, at loggerheads over several issues ever since they formed government more than a year ago.
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CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray during a function on Saturday.