Spl article : Raj predicts Uddhav government would not last long

Raj Thackeray - CM Uddhav Thackeray

The political pundits in the state feel that the remarks of MNS chief Raj Thackeray that the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi government, led by Uddhav Thackeray, would not last long as there is lack of unity among the ruling allies cannot be taken lightly.

Speaking in an event of a Marathi news channel in Mumbai on Friday evening, the MNS leader said that he can’t see this government surviving for a long time. “It is not my wish that it should fall. But the government, in which there is no unity (among the ruling partners) and who don’t consult each other, will not survive for a long time,” Thackeray said.

It’s a face that the political differences are surging in Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi Government after the Congress and NCP leaders got to know about the lockdown extension only when the notification was released last month. The other alliances of the Aghadi Government were not informed about the extension of lockdown. The NCP chief Sharad Pawar and other party leaders were going to meet State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to express their grief over this ignorance.

Many such minor political disputes from the Aghadi Government came to light in recent times, including transfers of some IPS officers in Mumbai police commissionerate. Besides, there is a lack of co-ordination among the ruling coalition partners.

However, the Sena said there is “no truth” in speculations about lack of co-ordination among the ruling coalition partners and that they can’t see eye to eye over several important issues. The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, comprises the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, which came together to form government in the state last year, led by Uddhav Thackeray fell out with long-term ally BJP over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post.

Some media reports claimed there were tensions between the Sena and NCP over the recent transfer of 10 police officials in Mumbai, and five Sena councillors at Parner in Ahmednagar district joining the Sharad Pawar-led party a few days ago. The Sena said, “What is so special if Sharad Pawar meets Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray frequently. The Thackeray sarkar has been formed because of his efforts. Pawar keeps meeting the chief minister over issues of farmers, cooperative sector.”

“If coalition governments fall over the controversy on two-three transfers and promotions, it would imply that the national politics is on a weak foundation. There are no differences among the MVA allies,” it said and asserted that the government would last its full term. However, the opposition, particularly the BJP, continues to speak of internal contradictions of the coalition and that lead to the fall of the government.

Raj Thackeray also echoed the same feelings that there is a lack of unity among the coalition partners and that’s why it would not survive for a long time. If the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi fails to minimise its differences among allies, it would be very difficult for lasting the government in coming days !