Saturday (November 23): Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today accused BJP of “blackmailing” NCP’s Ajit Pawar to join hands in order to form government in Maharashtra.
He said Ajit Pawar might return to the NCP fold.
BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis today took oath as Maharashtra chief minister, while Ajit Pawar as his deputy.
“NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has been contacted. Ajit Pawar may also return (to NCP fold). We have information how Ajit Pawar has been blackmailed and will expose this soon,” Raut told reporters.
Munde, who is said to have been in touch with Fadnavis since the last few days, has been out of reach. He is said to be supporting Ajit Pawar.
Munde was elected from Parli where he defeated his cousin and BJP leader Pankaja Munde.
“The new government was formed at 7 in the morning. In the cover of darkness only sins are committed,” Raut said.