Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, said on Tuesday that he doesn’t need an electoral symbol to be chosen by the people and that they have once again formed a natural coalition with the Shiv Sena.

“Who turned on whom? Whom should we choose? This administration is a government of the people, and we’ve just reestablished the Shiv Sena’s natural partnership,” he remarked.

“I’ve put a lot of effort into my district. Eknath Shinde said, “So much so that I don’t need an electoral symbol to be chosen by the people.

Eknath Shinde and other individuals have come under fire from Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, whose coalition government fell in June due to Shinde’s uprising and have been referred to as “gaddar,” or traitors.

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Eknath Shinde remarked, “Government came to power and our party chairman became chief minister,” while speaking at a gathering in Pune. We all started working. Since some individuals (Uddhav Thackeray) didn’t have time to see them, people used to come and visit me in the meantime. Our people suffered, and the state of affairs was terrible.

“We made this choice because the Shiv Sena would have had as few Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in the forthcoming elections as one can count on one hand. Shiv Sena was under attack, individuals were being imprisoned, and they were being urged to join their parties to save themselves,” the chief minister of Maharashtra remarked.

He criticized Uddhav Thackeray for skipping meetings with his leaders and followers.

Senior officials who had collaborated with Balasaheb had to leave Varsha Bungalow as well. What use does such authority serve? Questioned Eknath Shinde.

“Uday Samant and I both served as ministers. But we resigned from the government. I’ve put a lot of effort into my district. The people may elect me without using an electoral symbol, he stated.