Uddhav Thackeray likens Sena rebels to rotten leaves says let there be polls to decide whom people suppor

Mumbai, 26/7: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday compared rebel party leaders to “rotten leaves” of a tree and said let there be elections to make it clear whether people support him on the rebel faction.

In his first interview to Sena mouthpiece Saamana after stepping down as the chief minister last month, Thackeray said it was a mistake that he trusted some of the party leaders too much.

Last month, the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, which comprised the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, collapsed after Sena MLA Eknath Shinde and 39 other legislators rebelled against the party leadership. Shinde was later sworn in as the chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy

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