Mumbai: Soon after reports emerged about the Shiv Sena aiming for its own Chief Minister in the upcoming Maharashtra elections, BJP leader Ram Kadam said that current chief minister of the state Devendra Fadnavis will return to power with everyone’s support.
“Devendra Fadnavis is appreciated by all and he will be the Chief Minister again with everyone’s support. Shiv Sena is our ally, leaders of the opposition are of the opinion that Devendra Fadnavis should be the Chief Minister,” Kadam said.
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana hinted at having a Chief Minister, who will be from the Uddhav Thackeray-led party after the Maharashtra state Assembly elections, which are scheduled for later this year.
“We are in alliance with the BJP, but Shiv Sena has its own thinking. Shiv Sena is moving forward with one resolve.
With this resolve, we will ‘saffronize’ the Vidhan Sabha tomorrow and on the 54th foundation day, there will be a Shiv Sena Chief Minister,” the Shiv Sena said in an editorial in Saamana.
This came as Shiv Sena celebrated its 53rd foundation day on Wednesday. Fadnavis and other leaders from both the parties were also present at the event.