Maharashtra Politics: ‘PM Modi should ask his people to resign’, Uddhav Thackeray’s attack after Supreme Court’s decision
In view of the Supreme Court’s decision, Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting of all his MLAs on May 13 to chalk out the party’s strategy.
The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday (May 11) gave its verdict on the Shiv Sena dispute. The Supreme Court has given its verdict on whether 16 Shiv Sena MLAs should be disqualified for rebelling against the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in June 2022. The Supreme Court bench hearing the matter said that the issue of Maharashtra would go to a larger bench.
PM Modi should ask his people to resign – Uddhav Thackeray
Following which Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “ask his people to resign and tell them to face the elections”. “There is a question whether the election of the present speaker is legal or not. The validity of the selection of the Speaker needs to be reviewed in the context of the Supreme Court order.”
What did Uddhav Thackeray say after the decision of the Supreme Court
At the same time, after the decision of the Supreme Court, Uddhav Thackeray had said in the press conference that the Supreme Court has also raised questions on the government of Eknath Shinde. Uddhav said that the people whom I supported betrayed me. I could not run the government with traitors, so I resigned on moral grounds. If there is any morality in this government, then the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister should resign after the court’s decision.
During this, Uddhav Thackeray said that it is our job to protect democracy in the country. The Supreme Court said that if I had not resigned, I might have become the Chief Minister again. He said, “I am not fighting for myself, my fight is for the people, for the country. There are differences in politics but we have one opinion that this country has to be saved.
Had Uddhav not resigned, he could have got relief – CJI Chandrachud
On Thursday, a constitution bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, Justice Hima Kohli, Justice MR Shah, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice PS Narasimha gave its verdict on the Shiv Sena dispute. CJI Chandrachud said on the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray that Thackeray did not face the floor test. He said, “Uddhav’s resignation cannot be cancelled. Had Uddhav not resigned, there could have been relief.” The court also said that status quo cannot be restored in Maharashtra.