During his two-day visit to Mumbai, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with all important BJP dignitaries in Mumbai at the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, September 5.
Shah, at the meeting of party leaders, exclaimed that Shiv Sena‘s Uddhav Thackeray has betrayed the BJP and must be “taught a lesson”. “Uddhav Thackeray had not only betrayed the BJP but also “betrayed the ideology and also insulted the mandate of the people of Maharashtra”. We can tolerate anything in politics but not betrayal,” he added.
Shah amid the ongoing legal battle between Thackeray faction and Shinde camp asserted that Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena is the real one.
“BJP’s target is to win 150 seats in BMC elections. Uddhav Thackeray ditched BJP by breaking alliance in 2014 only for two seats. Uddhav Thackeray betrayed BJP after seeking votes on the names of Narendra Modi and Devendra Fadnavis. Time has come to show Thackeray his place,’’ Shah added.
“Those who ditch somebody in politics never become successful. They should be punished. BJP should dominate the politics in Mumbai. Shiv Sena under Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership has become weak and reached its present state due to its politics of betrayal,’’ said Shah in his hard hitting speech.
Shah asked the party workers to hit the field in a bid to achieve its Mission 2022.
On the other hand, the deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in his speech exhorted the party workers to work hard for BJP’s victory in the BMC elections.
Treat the upcoming BMC elections as the last one and work hard for the party’s victory. The original Shiv Sena (Shinde camp) is now with us in Mumbai. There should be only one objective that is to win the BMC elections. All party office bearers and former corporators have an important role to play to achieve ‘Mission Mumbai’ target,’’ he stated, adding that BJP is dominated everywhere during the ongoing Ganapati festival in Mumbai.