MUMBAI: The political crisis over nomination of Uddhav Thackeray may end soon as Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari may nominate him to legislative council any time after Maharashtra Day on May 1.
As per reliable BJP sources, it is learnt that Governor may nominate Uddhav Thackeray to legislative Council after Maharashtra Day function on May 1.
After constant delays, Shiv Sena had started targeting the Governor in public. But at the same time, backroom discussion was taking place with the Governor as Shiv Sena Secretary Milind Narvekar and Member of Parliament Arvind Sawant too met Governor few days before.
During this last one month, it is learnt that Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP camp personally contacted few legislators from Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena. He briefed them BJP’s plan to form the government by telling them that Governor would reject the cabinet recommendation and President rule will be imposed in the state.
“After the end of lockdown, BJP will form the government with the help of legislators from ruling parties,” he reportedly told them. But the lukewarm response forced Fadnavis to abort his “Operation Lotus”.
When it became clear that there will be no defection in ruling Maha Vikas Aaghadi, Fadnavis had to admit his inability to topple the government before the Party high command. After this BJP’s topmost leaders discussed this issue and decided to give their green signal for nomination of Uddhav Thackeray. BJP had arrived to a conclusion that toppling government may boomerang politically.