Eknath Shinde ‘threatens’ Opposition for calling him, his Shiv Sena faction ‘traitors’
Under relentless attack by the Opposition by being called gaddar (traitors) for allegedly taking money to switch sides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday warned that there is a limit to tolerate certain comments and said he too can bring out records of those slamming him and his faction. Reacting to his outburst, leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar said Shinde’s comments are a threat to the Opposition.
Shinde, Tuesday, told the assembly, “We are here not to play politics but to help the people and bring about development. Even I have all your track records (Opposition) all. After all, I worked with you all. But I do not want to get into that. But there is a limit to tolerate comments,” said Shinde. He later added that it is not a threat. Shinde was replying to the discussion called by the Opposition under Rule 293 on issues concerning agriculture in the state, effect of the recent floods and required relief and aid.
Pawar, in his right to reply after Shinde’s speech, objected to the alleged use of threatening words by the CM. “If telling the opposition that you have all records is not a threat, then what else is?” he asked.