Maharashtra: I’m still with the ideology of Hindutva and won’t ever leave it: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray speaks in the assembly:

“I am a lucky CM because those who opposed me are now with me and those who I was with are now on the opposite side. I am here with my luck and blessings of people.

“I have never told anyone that I will be coming here but I came,” he said, apparently taking a swipe at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis’s campaign slogan saying he will be CM again.

About Fadnavis, who was elected the Leader of Opposition earlier, Thackeray said, “I have learnt a lot of things from Devendra Fadvanis and I will always be friends with him.”

“I am still with the ideology of ‘Hindutva’ and won’t ever leave it. In the past five years, I’ve never betrayed the government,” he said.

“I won’t call you (Devendra Fadnavis) an ‘Opposition leader’, but I will call you a ‘responsible leader’. If you would have been good to us then, all this (BJP-Shiv Sena split) would have not happened,” Thackeray said.

Devendra Fadnavis named Leader of Opposition: Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday named Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.

Speaker Nana Patole made the announcement in the House.

Patole said that the BJP is being accorded the status of opposition party in the assembly and Fadnavis would be the new Leader of Opposition.

CM Uddhav Thackeray and some ministers greeted Fadnavis, former CM, after Patole made the announcement.