Over the last few days, the Maharashtra government has been thrown into turmoil as the former Mumbai Police Commissioner accused Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption and the BJP began calling for his resignation. The Opposition party has also questioned the Uddhav Thackeray-led government on several counts, urging the Governor to seek relevant details.
But Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole insists that there is no rift within the tri-party alliance that is governing the western state. The Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance, he said, would successfully finish out their entire five year term. "There will be no problem. Ye Fevicol ka mazboot jod hai," he asserted while speaking about the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
"They (BJP) may level as many false allegations as they want, it won't affect the government. They're trying to malign Maharashtra, people of the state won't forgive them," Patole asserted.
Earlier today, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut had remarked that Sharad Pawar should become the UPA chief. This came even as Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule met with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Patole however was quick to set the record straight. "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena isn't a UPA member. He hasn't become NCP MP. We've told CM that such statements are wrong and that he should tell him. CM said that he'll discuss it," he explained.