Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray suffered another jolt this week as his trusted aide Dr Deepak Sawant joined the Shinde Sena. This comes a day after former Maha Vikas Aghadi minister Subhash Desai's son entered the party led by the Chief Minister on Monday.
Dr Sawant was the Health Minister in the Fadnavis-Uddhav government which was in power from 2014 to 2018. While switching to Shinde Sena, Dr Sawant said, “I have worked with Eknath Shinde. His dedication and nature to take everyone together is known for all. That's why I have decided to work with him.”
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Welcoming the new entrant, Shinde said, “We are being joined by thousands of people across the state. Now Dr Sawant has expressed his will to work together. Everyone knows about his work in tribal areas of the state. It means that people with genuine work have faith in us and they are giving us blessings.”
Taking a dig at Uddhav, he said, “He has nothing new to say. He speaks the same in every speech. People won't support it.”
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