Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on August 8 hit out at the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra and said it was difficult to understand who is the real Chief Minister in the dispensation.
He also said the State had a "temporary" Chief Minister as the Shinde government was bound to fall soon. Addressing party workers at Matoshree, Mr. Thackeray said the verdict in Sena's battle in the Supreme Court against the rebel MLAs will have an impact not just on the party but on the entire nation.
"A question that is asked is whether an elected government exists (in the State) or not. In the jumbo Cabinet of two people, it cannot be understood who the real Chief Minister is," Mr. Thackeray said.
"The temporary Chief Minister we have....Temporary because the government will collapse," Mr. Thackeray said, adding that Shinde "sometimes" comes to Maharashtra from Delhi, tours places, gets photographs clicked and then goes back to the national capital.
Mr. Thackeray said there was no accountable government in the State at a time when it has seen heavy floods in many parts, leaving people distressed. Incidentally, an expansion of the Maharashtra Cabinet is set to take place on August 9, over a month after Mr. Shinde and Mr. Fadnavis were sworn in as CM and Deputy CM respectively, on June 30.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government under Uddhav Thackeray has fallen on June 29 after a rebellion by Mr. Shinde and 39 Sena MLAs.