We carry resignation letters in our pockets, says Shiv Sena minister after split with BJP

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced that his party would face upcoming civic polls alone but remained non-committal on whether it would continue as a junior partner in the NDA government.

We carry resignation letters in our pockets, says Shiv Sena minister after split with BJP

Senior Shiv Sena leader and state minister Ramdas Kadam today said that he and his colleagues in the BJP-led government are carrying resignation letters in their pockets and waiting for party chief Uddhav Thackeray’s directions as per Sena's decision to go solo in the Maharashtra civic polls.

After the meeting 0f Sena ministers with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to hand over a demand seeking cancellation of a government directive related to the removal of religious photos from government offices, Kadam said, “We carry resignation letters in our pockets. We will resign whenever Uddhavji asks us to do so.”


Sena MPs have decided to boycott the all-party MPs’ meeting called by Fadnavis ahead of the Parliament’s Budget Session, Kadam added.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced that his party would face upcoming civic polls alone but remained non-committal on whether it would continue as a junior partner in the NDA government.

While reacting to the development, CM Fadnavis had said “change” will happen in the state, irrespective of whoever came along with the BJP. But Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve had asserted that the state government will complete its full term.Responding to the comment of BJP leader Kriti Somaiya that Party will release black paper on the BMC scams, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “Anyone from the street will get up and ask questions? People should learn to stay in their limits.”

“We do not want to make Maharashtra unstable. That is why we will need to keep the alliance in the state for some time,” he added.