The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, the other two members of the state’s governing coalition, have also been criticized for their methods of operation, according to a Maharashtra Shiv Sena minister who is one of the dissidents headed by party leader Eknath Shinde.
On Wednesday, the Shiv Sena MLAs landed in Guwahati, Assam, on a chartered jet. The Shiv Sena MLAs have revolted against the party, throwing the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) administration in Maharashtra into a crisis.
Sandipan Bhumare, a minister from Maharashtra and one of the rebels, told a TV station over the phone, “We do not have any grievances about the Shiv Sena leadership. We complained to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that working with the NCP and Congress ministers was becoming burdensome. It was challenging for us to obtain their ministers to accept our plans and task demands.
Mr Bhumare responded to a question by saying he was given a cabinet portfolio and was happy with it.
What more could I want in life? But I must address the complaints of my people since I am their representative. These two alliance partners prevented me from doing it correctly, he said.
35 party lawmakers were reportedly present in Guwahati, according to Sanjay Shirsath, another dissident Sena MLA.
“By this evening, a few more MLAs will join us. Three independent MLAs have also backed us, he said. Additionally, Mr Shirsath singled out state NCP and Congress ministers, alleging that their “hostile behaviour” prompted the Sena lawmakers to rebel.