MLA criticises coterie, declares CM unreachable

Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Shiv Sena rebel group, released a strongly argued letter . Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat said Thackeray was inaccessible and flanked by a coterie .

Mumbai: Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Shiv Sena rebel group, released a strongly argued letter written by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat that said Thackeray was inaccessible and flanked by a coterie that cut off access to him the next day.Thackeray was accused of blocking Sena MLAs from accompanying environment minister Aaditya Thackeray to Ayodhya, and that it was Sena MLAs who persuaded Shinde to revolt, according to the letter.The doors to your bungalow Varsha, the CM's official residence, were closed to Shiv Sena MLAs for the past 2.5 years.We had to reach your coterie many times, said Shirsat, who is a member of the rebel group.

We were also required to wait at the gate for many hours.We used to get fed up and leave.MLAs, who had been elected from a constituency of 3-4 lakh people, were dismissed in this manner, according to the letter, saying they would never meet Thackeray at Mantralaya because he never went there.He referred to his family members as those who are not voted but have MLC and Rajya Sabha positions.

According to Shirsat, the MLAs were defeated by the Chanakyas in the coterie.Shinde was compelled to revolt because of Sena MLAs, according to Shirsat.His doors were always open to us.Shinde was the one who helped us resolve our problems.

Thackeray had also forbidden Sena MLAs from accompanying his son, Aaditya, to Ayodhya, according to Shirsat.Shinde said the MLAs had checked in at the airport, but Thackeray called Shinde and said they shouldn't be allowed to continue to Ayodhya.Is Hindutva a topic for the party in the letter?If Shiv Sena votes did not split in the Rajya Sabha polls, why is there so much distrust in us ahead of the Legislative Council polls, Shirsat said, MLAs from Congress and the NCP were able to meet him and get their work done.

Since you didn't meet us, we had no questions.We're with Shinde today, with the hope that his home, which has always been open to us in difficult times, will remain so.Whatever you said yesterday moved us euphoric.In the letter, it said, I didn't get responses to simple concerns.