Kept Under “Watch” By Uddhav Thackeray, Says Congress’s Nana Patole

Kept Under 'Watch' By Uddhav Thackeray, Says Congress's Nana Patole

In June, Nana Patole had set off a rift within the alliance, declaring that it was a brief one.


The rift between the companions of Maharashtra’s ruling alliance turned evident once more at present with state Congress chief Nana Patole accusing Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his deputy, Nationalist Congress Party’s Ajit Pawar, of “keeping watch” on him. This is as a result of the Congress “is gaining strength the on ground and hence the NCP and Shiv Sena are scared,” stated Mr Patole, who earlier levelled phone-tapping allegations in opposition to the BJP-led authorities headed by Devendra Fadnavis.

At a press convention at present, Mr Patole stated the NCP and Shiv Sena are holding the posts of the Chief Minister and the Home Minister within the state authorities.

“They receive reports about everything. Who is protesting where, everything needs to be updated. They even know what I am doing. The CM and Deputy CM are keeping a watch on me,” added the chief who had joined the Congress from the BJP.

In June, Mr Patole had set off a rift within the alliance, declaring that it was a brief one.

“We formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in 2019 for five years to stop the BJP. This is a not a permanent fixture. Every party has the right to strengthen its organisation and the Congress has always given priority to providing relief to COVID-19 affected people by making available blood, oxygen and plasma at various places,” Mr Patole had stated.

The Chief Minister had retaliated, saying those that solely speak about contesting elections alone with out providing options to folks’s issues, will get a thrashing from the folks.

The ideologically disparate Congress and the Shiv Sena — which had battled for years within the state — had come collectively beneath the affect of NCP veteran Shard Pawar after the 2019 state elections.

But over the past weeks, the variations inside the alliance have been stark. Mr Thackeray’s assembly with Prime Minister Narendra  Modi had compounded the state of affairs and set off hypothesis a few rapprochement between the previous allies, which the Sena had tried to  dissipate.

Earlier this 12 months, Mr Patole has claimed that his cellphone was tapped throughout 2016-17 when he was a Member of Parliament and the state authorities was headed by Devendra Fadnavis. He stated his cellphone was tapped on the pretext that it belonged to drug-peddler Amjad Khan.


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