Amid the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government facing a crisis following the revolt by a section of its MLAs, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday said his party is united and its MLAs are “not for sale”.
Nath, who was on Tuesday appointed as the AICC observer in Maharashtra in the wake of the political turmoil in the state, and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are expected to meet Chief Minister and Sena president Uddhav Thackeray around noon.
Congress appointment of Kamal Nath is interesting , Nath himself as Chief Minister failed to keep his party together as Jyotiraditya Scindia and 21 MLA’s switched over to join the BJP and paving the way for Shivraj Singh Chouhan to return as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
on 23 March 2020 . Earlier for the record, On 12 December 2018, after failing to gain a majority in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly election, Chouhan resigned as Chief Minister.
The kind of politics, that is driven by wealth, in states like Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, is antithetical to the Constitution of India. The rise of such politics sets a dangerous precedent for the future, Kamal Nath, Congress Observer for Maharashtra told ANI
The Maharashtra cabinet meeting is also scheduled later in the day. The Congress shares power in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and NCP.
Talking to reporters on his arrival at the Mumbai-based official residence of Maharashtra Revenue Minister and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Balasaheb Thorat, Nath said, “It is for the Shiv Sena to take care of its team and see how it wants to handle its MLAs.”
He asserted that the Congress leaders were united. “I am sure we will stay intact. It is for the Congress party to demonstrate unity. The Congress MLAs are not for sale,” the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said.
The CLP holding a meeting at Thorat’s residence on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening, 42 out of the Congress’s 44 MLAs in the state were present at the meeting called by AICC secretary H K Patil.