Unreachable Uddhav: MLA's letter reveals rage

Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde shared strongly-worded letter written by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat . Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat said Shinde was forced to revolt by Sena MLAs .

MUMBAI: Rebel leader Eknath Shinde shared a strongly-worded letter written by Aurangabad MLA Sanjay Shirsat the day after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's emotional appeal to try and stem the Shiv Sena revolt, in which Thackeray was unable and flanked by a coterie that cut off access to him.Thackeray accused Sena MLAs of opposing environment minister Aaditya Thackeray to Ayodhya in the letter, and that it was Sena MLAs who persuaded Shinde to revolt.Thackeray's letter sounded short of words.The doors to your bungalow Varsha (the CM's official residence) were closed to Shiv Sena MLAs for the past 2.5 years.

We used to get a message saying we were to Varsha and we were called to do so.We were compelled to wait at the gate for many hours, though.We used to get fed up and leave.MLAs who had been elected from a constituency of 3-4 lakh voters were then chastised in this manner, according to the committee.

He referred to those who do not get elected but hold MLC and Rajya Sabha positions.Nevertheless, the coterie was given the power to define the MLC and Rajya Sabha elections' agenda, and the result was visible to everyone, according to the letter.According to the letter, the Chanakyas in the group trumped the MLAs.Shinde was forced to revolt by Sena MLAs, according to Shirsat.

Shinde was the one who helped us resolve our problems.Shirsat wrote that MLAs convinced Shinde to take this measure (or revolt) to protect the interests of all the legislators.Thackeray personally prevented Sena MLAs from accompanying his 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 Shiv Sena votes weren't split in the Rajya Sabha polls, why is there such dissatisfaction with us ahead of the Legislative Council polls, Shirsat asked?Although Sena legislators had no access to the chief minister, MLAs from the Congress and the NCP were allowed to meet him and get their work done, he said.Our voters ask, What if the CM is from our party?Why do the opponents receive the funds because you didn't meet us, we had no questions.