â€œI am ready to leave the post of Chief Minister and even party president, if any of my Shiv Sena workers tell me to do so. There is no need to opt for No Confidence Motion or other tools. The worker should tell me on face that I am not required as CM or Party Chiefâ€. The emotional appeal by made by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday through Facebook live public address.
Thackeray said that he is ready to submit his resignation right now and move to his residence â€˜Matoshriâ€™ from official residence â€˜Varshaâ€™. He worked with determination during his tenure as Chief Minister. He was made the CM, even when he had no experience of handling any position. Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi wanted him to hold the post.
â€œIf any single worker of my party want me to leave the post, he or she should tell me on the face. Why moving to Surat and Guwahati is required?â€ he said.
In democracy number is important for acquiring power. Let anyone be the Chief Minister in this number game. I will continue to work as loyal Shiv Sena member. Without referring to any leader or party, he said the number has to be earned honestly and not by using other method.
Referring to the allegations that Shiv Sena of founder Balasaheb Thackeray has changed. The concept of Hindutva has been compromised for political gain, the CM said that Shiv Sena and Hindutva cannot be separated. He is the first Chief Minister to talk about Hindutva in the Legislative Assembly.
He is not afraid of losing power or any other challenge. The Shiv Sena has struggled through rough waters and any threat will not deter him from the partyâ€™s principles. Although Thackeray did not clearly spoke about his resignation, he has no option left. Todayâ€™s speech was the last emotional appeal to the rebel party leaders. He even did not refer to any specific name or leader of any party.