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The Stage Was Set, The Cast Was Ready But When The Curtains Went Up, Devendra Fadnavis Emerged As The Protagonist Of Maharashtra Political Drama!

“Atilobho na karthavyam, lobham naiva parityajate |

Ati lobhabhi bhootasya chakram bhramati mastake ||”

In Panchatantra, Aparikshita Karaka, there is a story of Chakradhara, who lost all the waealthy possessions due to greed. His friend Suvarnasiddhi, did not give away desire hence he acquired gold, but Chakradhara even  upon Suvarnasiddhi advicing him not to indulge in greed, he carried on and ended up with a wheel on his head which caused him immemse pain.

Vishnu Sharma was a visionary. He taught the young princes politics, diplomacy in a way that they will never ever take wrong decisions.

Unfortunately leaders of Shiv Sena might not have read or listened to these Panchatantra stories.

They entered into the battle of general elections as allies of BJP, after winning elections, they should have accepted the terms on which they had entered into alliance with BJP, but greed caught hold of them!

They tried to end BJP’s opportunity to form a government and tried to acquire alliance from NCP and Congress.

They shed away all the decency, ethos, approached Sonia Gandhi for support whom the whole Shiv Sena till date had opposed at every walk of their political journey.

Now the tables have turned,

The Curtain has fallen on the act of Shiv Sena, and in the curtain raiser of the next show, Devendra Fadnavis has arrived as the protogonist.

BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister and NCP’s Ajit Pawar as his deputy in an early morning political strike that stunned the Shiv Sena and Congress.

This came only hours after the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress went through the final motions of forming a new coalition government with NCP chief Sharad Pawar saying there was “unanimity” over Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister.

“I would like to express my gratitude to NCP’s Ajit Pawar ji, he took this decision to give a stable government to Maharashtra & come together with BJP. Some other leaders also came with us and we staked claim to form government.,” Fadnavis said shortly after being sworn in.

Ajit, nephew of Sharad Pawar, said:“I took this decision as the discussions of the alliance of the three parties Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena was not ending. There was a need to give a stable government in Maharashtra.

Even as speculation mounted on whether Ajit had done this with the secret blessings of the senior Pawar, he tweeted that the nephew had acted on his own.

“Ajit Pawar’s decision to support the BJP to form the Maharashtra Government is his personal decision and not that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). We place on record that we do not support or endorse this decision of his,” Sharad Pawar tweeted.

Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, who had been the most vocal on the proposed alliance, said Sena chief Thackeray was in touch with the senior Pawar, and that Ajit had backstabbed all of them.

“Ajit Pawar has backstabbed the people of Maharashtra. BJP has once again misused the Governor’s Office for power. This is against the credentials of the country’s democracy, ” Raut said.

Was it not backstabbing what you did to BJP in Maharashtra Mr.Raut?

Devendra Fadnavis had proved his worth by giving an able and stable administration. You back stabbed his trust. How can you questions. Their morality when it was you who cheated their trust in the first place .

NCP MLAs have started backing Ajit Pawar, though reports said 29 MLAs had signed the letter of support to the governor.

Shortly after the swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra tweeted his congratulations to both Fadnavis and Pawar.

This was followed shortly afterwards by BJP president and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.

Details of the the planning that went behind the move were revealed later when reports said that Fadnavis and Pawar took charge after President’s rule, imposed in the state a fortnight ago, was revoked at 5.47 am.

According to a Home Ministry notification, President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation for revocation of the central rule this morning.The gazette notification to this effect was issued by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla at 5.47 am.

The state was plunged into a political crisis post election results on October 25 after the Sena broke its three-decade-long ties with the BJP after the latter declined to share the chief minister’s post.

The BJP and Sena, which fought the Assembly polls in alliance, had secured a comfortable majority by winning 105 and 56 seats, respectively, in the 288-member Assembly. The Congress and the NCP, pre-poll allies, won 44 and 54 seats, respectively.

Uddhav Thackerey had mocked Amit Shah, no one needs to play any sort if game here. ahit Pawar has thaought of the welfare of people of Maharashtra and he went with the party which had won majority number of seat and a able administrator as chief minister candidate.

No one should be surprised of this alliance except, NCP and Congress and most importantly Shiv Sena, who had let their ethos and policies run in drains.


Dr Sindhu Prashanth

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