Maharashtra Political Twist: Ajit Pawar Blackmailed Into Joining Hands With BJP, Says Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday claimed that NCP’s Ajit Pawar who took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra earlier today has been was “blackmailed” into joining hands with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra. The leader said that he will expose the people behind these events and also said Ajit Pawar might return to the NCP fold. “Of the 8 MLAs who had gone with Ajit Pawar, five of them have come back. They were lied to, put in a car, and sort of kidnapped. If they have the courage they should prove majority in Assembly,” Raut told reporters. “We are in touch with Dhananjay Munde and there is a possibility of even Ajit Pawar coming back. Ajit has been blackmailed, it will be exposed who is behind this in Saamna newspaper soon,” he said.
Munde, who is said to have been in touch with Fadnavis since the last few days, had gone incommunicado. He is said be supporting Ajit Pawar. Munde was elected from Parli where he defeated his cousin and BJP leader Pankaja Munde. “The new government was formed at 7 in the morning. In the cover of darkness only sins are committed,” Raut said.