‘Some people think they are born to rule but.’: Eknath Shinde’s fresh tirade at Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: In a fresh barb at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said some people think they are born to rule but they should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the CM's chair. Referring to his humble background, Shinde said "I did not come with a golden spoon. I am one among you. Some people think they are born to rule. They should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the chair." Shinde, a resident of Thane, earlier used to drive an autorickshaw to earn a livelihood. Defending his decision to rebel against the Sena leadership, he said that they haven't done anything illegal and that they have the majority numbers to rule. Last month, Shinde along with 39 MLAs of Sena revolted against his own party leading to the collapse of the MVA government led by Uddhav Thackeray. Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister on June 30, a day after Thackeray stepped down from the post. BJP's Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as deputy chief minister. "I have withstood all efforts to hurt me politically. I don't wish to criticise anyone and make everything public," he said. Shinde further said that Hindutva ideology of Sena founder Bal Thackeray was not about hating other religions. "Moreover, in the last two-and-half years, we could not speak against those who insulted (Hindutva ideologue) Veer Savarkar as well as against ministers who had links with (fugitive gangster) Dawood Ibrahim (an allegation against NCP's Nawab Malik who is currently in jail)," he said. "I will speak less and work more. We are Balasaheb's and Anand Dighe's Shiv Sainiks. Our Hindutva is of inclusive development. I may be the chief minister but will work as a sevak (servant) and karyakarta (worker)," Shinde said, PTI reported.

Mumbai: In a fresh barb at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said some people think they are born to rule but they should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the CM’s chair. Referring to his humble background, Shinde said “I did not come with a golden spoon. I am one among you. Some people think they are born to rule. They should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the chair.” Shinde, a resident of Thane, earlier used to drive an autorickshaw to earn a livelihood. Defending his decision to rebel against the Sena leadership, he said that they haven’t done anything illegal and that they have the majority numbers to rule. Last month, Shinde along with 39 MLAs of Sena revolted against his own party leading to the collapse of the MVA government led by Uddhav Thackeray. Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister on June 30, a day after Thackeray stepped down from the post. BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as deputy chief minister. “I have withstood all efforts to hurt me politically. I don’t wish to criticise anyone and make everything public,” he said. Shinde further said that Hindutva ideology of Sena founder Bal Thackeray was not about hating other religions. “Moreover, in the last two-and-half years, we could not speak against those who insulted (Hindutva ideologue) Veer Savarkar as well as against ministers who had links with (fugitive gangster) Dawood Ibrahim (an allegation against NCP’s Nawab Malik who is currently in jail),” he said. “I will speak less and work more. We are Balasaheb’s and Anand Dighe’s Shiv Sainiks. Our Hindutva is of inclusive development. I may be the chief minister but will work as a sevak (servant) and karyakarta (worker),” Shinde said, PTI reported.

Mumbai: In a fresh barb at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said some people think they are born to rule but they should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the CM’s chair.

Referring to his humble background, Shinde said “I did not come with a golden spoon. I am one among you. Some people think they are born to rule. They should have felt proud that a common man has assumed the chair.”

Shinde, a resident of Thane, earlier used to drive an autorickshaw to earn a livelihood.

Defending his decision to rebel against the Sena leadership, he said that they haven’t done anything illegal and that they have the majority numbers to rule.

Last month, Shinde along with 39 MLAs of Sena revolted against his own party leading to the collapse of the MVA government led by Uddhav Thackeray.

Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister on June 30, a day after Thackeray stepped down from the post. BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as deputy chief minister.

“I have withstood all efforts to hurt me politically. I don’t wish to criticise anyone and make everything public,” he said.

Shinde further said that Hindutva ideology of Sena founder Bal Thackeray was not about hating other religions.

“Moreover, in the last two-and-half years, we could not speak against those who insulted (Hindutva ideologue) Veer Savarkar as well as against ministers who had links with (fugitive gangster) Dawood Ibrahim (an allegation against NCP’s Nawab Malik who is currently in jail),” he said.

“I will speak less and work more. We are Balasaheb’s and Anand Dighe’s Shiv Sainiks. Our Hindutva is of inclusive development. I may be the chief minister but will work as a sevak (servant) and karyakarta (worker),” Shinde said, PTI reported.

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