A day after Uddhav’s claim that the Centre was misusing central agencies in the state, Fadnavis said the ED and CBI were here because courts had ordered investigations. “Uddhav must decide whether he is with those supplying and consuming drugs or with the agencies,” he said in Nagpur.
Fadnavis said the I-T department had revealed that Thackeray’s was a government where dalals (brokers) held sway. He said the personal ambition of Thackeray was the reason why experienced politicians in Shiv Sena had not been made CM. He said years ago too it was Uddhav’s desire to rise over everyone else that had driven Narayan Rane and Raj Thackeray out of the party.
He was referring to the CM’s comment on Friday that he had never wanted to be the head of government in the state. “For how long will Uddhav keep saying he didn’t want to be CM,” he said. He said people had voted for BJP-Sena alliance and not Congress and NCP, parties with which Uddhav tied up later. “You (Uddhav) have formed government by deceit,” Fadnavis said.