Eknath Shinde shared a letter written by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat . Shirsat said Thackeray was unreachable and was flanked by a coterie .
MUMBAI: Rebel leader Eknath Shinde shared a well-written letter written by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat that said Thackeray was unreachable and was flanked by a coterie that cut off access to him the next day.Thackeray was suspected by the letter of preventing Sena MLAs from accompanying environment minister Aaditya Thackeray to Ayodhya, and that it was Sena MLAs who prompted Shinde to revolt.Thackeray's letter contained no words.The doors of your bungalow Varsha (the CM's official residence) were closed to Shiv Sena MLAs for the past 2.5 years.Finally, we used to get a notification from Varsha that we were there.We were compelled to wait at the gate for many hours.We used to get fed up and leave.It asked why MLAs, who had been elected from a constituency of 3-4 lakh voters, were mocked in this way. He named his group after those who do not get elected but hold MLC and Rajya Sabha positions.The coterie, however, was allowed to set the agenda for the important MLC and Rajya Sabha polls, and the result was visible to everyone, according to the letter.The Chanakyas in the coterie, according to the letter, had trumped the MLAs.Shinde was forced to revolt by Sena MLAs, according to Shirsat. Shinde was the one who helped us resolve our problems.Shinde was persuaded by party MLAs to take this step (or revolt) to protect all the legislators' rights, according to Shirsat.Thackeray also refused to accompany Sena's son, Aaditya, to Ayodhya, according to Shirsat.Shinde said they had checked in at the airport, but Thackeray called him, advising that the MLAs should not be allowed to proceed to Ayodhya. Since the Shiv Sena votes didn't split in the Rajya Sabha polls, why is there such a lot of distrust in us ahead of the Legislative Council polls?Shirsat asked.Since Sena MLAs had no access to the CM, MLAs from Congress and the NCP (our real opponents) were able to meet him and get their work done, he said.Our voters ask us, why should the candidates receive money if the CM is from our party? Today, we are with Shinde, with the hope that his house, which has always been open to us in times of difficulty, will remain so.Whatever you said yesterday moved us.The letter said that I did not get responses to key questions.