Shiv Sena leaders and office bearers in Thane district are in a dilemma after the revolt of Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde. Shiv Sena leaders and office bearers are now in a dilemma whether to support Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray or Shinde in the district. Various office bearers and leaders of Thane district have shown their loyalty to Shiv Sena by attending Matoshri. On the other hand, reliable sources have informed that he is also calling Eknath Shinde and his close ones to say that we are with him.
After the revolt of senior Shiv Sena leader and Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, a huge upheaval is taking place in Thane district, which is his stronghold. In Thane, Dombivali city, some office bearers openly supported Eknath Shinde. For this, they also put up such boards in the cities. Messages in support of Eknath Shinde have been circulating on social media since Tuesday. Some office bearers have adopted a policy of slow action without taking a direct role. But now it is time for the top officials of the district and all the cities to show their loyalty to whom. Confusion has spread among the office bearers as future politics and Eknath Shinde’s steps are not predicted.
The role we play now could be dangerous for the future –
Elections for Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Kulgaon and Badlapur are coming soon. Elections for all the Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad in the district are likely to be held in the next few months. So there is confusion over who to represent in the city on such occasions. Therefore, various mayors, office bearers and leaders of Thane district have met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Minister Aditya Thackeray and Rashmi Thackeray in the last two days and tried to show that we are with you. At the same time, even before Eknath Shinde got the information, these office bearers personally called Eknath Shinde and informed him that we had visited Matroshri. It is learned that these office bearers have said that you should make your decision, we will be with the party and with you. It is learned that these office bearers also told Eknath Shinde that taking action now could be dangerous for the future.
At present, the office bearers do not seem to be talking openly about this. However, the office bearers seem to be playing a double game of giving comfort and support to both Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde by avoiding taking the role now.