22 Shinde camp MLAs will join BJP: claims Uddhav-led Senatext_fields
Mumbai: After a series of setbacks including losing of many of its lawmakers to Shinde camp, Uddhav Thackeray faction claimed that all is not well with the Shinde camp.
Uddhav Thackeray camp's mouthpiece Saamana said that 22 of the 40 lawmakers in Eknath Shinde-led Sena will soon join the BJP, according to India today.
The weekly column in the publication said the Eknath Shinde government is a "temporary arrangement" of the BJP.
Shinde would lose his chief minister's post anytime and added that the BJP averted Shinde group fielding a candidate in the Andheri East by-election, it said.
At least 21 MLAs of Shinde who are upset will join the BJP, the column said, adding that claim of success by Shinde camp in the local body polls is false.
As well as saying that Shinde has done damage to himself and the state, the column pointed out that the BJP would continue to use Shinde for their benefit.
In a more riveting attack on Shinde, the column said all the decisions of the government are taken by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and CM Shinde announces them.