GG News Bureau
Mumbai, 18th Sept. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde claimed on Monday that opposition parties solely think about defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but “sheep and goats” cannot battle a lion in the forest.
Shinde said to a Hindi news channel from Shrinagar, “I will not call opposition vultures but sheep and goats cannot come together to put up a fight against a lion in a jungle. A lion is always a lion and he would rule the jungle.”
When asked about opposition parties banding together to take on the BJP-led NDA alliance, the Shiv Sena leader remarked, “The opposition only thinks about defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I do not see anywhere the opposition is putting up a fight.”
Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha MPs, the second most in the country after Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 legislators.
Shinde remarked of the National Democratic Alliance’s situation in Maharashtra, “After Ajit Pawar decided to join us, my government (BJP-Shiv Sena-Ajit Pawar faction of NCP) enjoys the support of 215 plus MLAs. There is no threat to the government.” Without naming his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray, Shinde said, “We are doing work for the people. People will decide whether they want someone who works for them or the one who merely sits at home.”
When asked about the allegation that the Enforcement Directorate is being used to target opposition group, Shinde responded, “The ED takes action against those who are suspected to have indulged in corrupt practices. It does not harass anyone just like that.”