Maharashtra ‘miracle’ may repeat in BJP-ruled Goa next: Sanjay Raut
A day after the Shiv Sena officially formed government in Maharashtra, its MP Sanjay Raut predicted that a similar miracle could take place in the BJP-ruled Goa soon.
According to reports, Goa Forward Party President, Vijay Sardesai, along with three of his party MLAs, called on Raut in Mumbai and discussed the political situation in the state. The development, observers say, has sent panic-waves in BJP circles.
“At least 4 MLAs, including those with GFP President Vijay Sardesai, are in contact with us. I have also spoken with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party chief Sudhin Dhavlikar. A few other MLAs who are supporting the Goa government are in touch,” Raut said.
“The Goa government was installed unethically. We plan to form a separate front in that state with various parties, including Congress. There will be big political churning there and we are hopeful that there could be a ”miracle” soon in Goa also,” he added.
Raut said those accusing the Sena of allying with NCP-Congress should realise that the Goa government led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has also allied with corrupt elements, a development that has not gone down well with the public.
We want to make a non-BJP political front in this country, the Sena leader remarked.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: It will happen across the country. After Maharashtra it is Goa, then we will go to other states. We want to make a non-BJP political front in this country. https://t.co/eKYHS1gAsA
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Sardesai, former Goa Deputy Chief Minister, also told media persons that “we will try to do a repeat of Maharashtra in Goa”.
“We are a regional party. Our opinion is that what has happened in Maharashtra should be emulated elsewhere in India. We shall tie up with Shiv Sena, NCP, and other parties to form a powerful front,” Sardesai added.
Despite securing enough seats to form a government in the state, the Shiv Sena and BJP severed their three-decade-old alliance recently after both parties refused to budge over nominating their own candidate for the post of the CM.
The Sena, which accused its ally of going back on its word, later formed a government with the help of NCP and Congress under the banner of Maha Vikas Aghadi. Sena president Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the CM in a grand ceremony yesterday.