Maharashtra’s chief minister Uddhav Thackeray stressed today that his party Shiv Sena “will never give up Hinduva” in his first speech since a rebel crisis erupted in his party two days ago.
Here are the top 5 points from his big speech to Sena members:
I kept the letter of my resignation as Prime Minister to hand; prepared to resign as Chief Minister at this time.
Will quit as prime minister and leave official residence if even one of the disgruntled MLAs says he doesn’t want me prime minister
Sharad Pawar and Kamal Nath called me saying they want me to continue as Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray.
Getting calls from MLAs who have gone with Eknath Shinde; they claim they were taken by force.
Shiv Sena cannot be separated from Hindutva.