Modi, Uddhav Thackeray like brothers: Shiv Sena

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A day after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took over the reins of Maharashtra as the first chief minister of the Thackeray family, the party mouthpiece Saamana has said the coalition government will now act on the mistakes of the previous Devendra Fadnavis government.

Sena has also said that PM Narendra Modi doesn’t belong to one party and must fulfill its responsibilities towards Maharashtra.

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“For farmers of Maharashtra, relief has to come from the central government. Even though there are problems for Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Modi ji are like brothers for each other. Therefore for his younger brother of Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a responsibility,” Saamana has written in its editorial.

The article further read, “Prime Minister is not just for one party but for the entire country. Delhi should accept what the people of Maharashtra have decided.”

“We have shown Delhi our power. Maharashtra brings the most money to Delhi. The economy of the country is dependent on Mumbai. Mumbai provides the highest employment in the country. Even on the borders there is a lot of contribution from Maharashtra. Therefore Maharashtra should be given respect,” Shiv Sena has said in Saamana.

Old allies Shiv Sena and BJP fell out over a bitter power-sharing tussle in Maharashtra following the election results. While Shiv Sena demanded equal sharing of the chief minister’s post, BJP refused to give in to the pressure and snapped ties.

Sena has now formed the government by joining hands with arch-rivals Congress and NCP.