Mumbai, Nov 8: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday slammed ally BJP for trying ‘to prove him a liar', claiming that it had agreed to share the chief minister's post in Maharashtra during his talks with Amit Shah.
He would fulfill the promise made to his father, late Sena founder Bal Thackeray, to install a Shiv Sena chief minister in the state, and does not need Devendra Fadnavis or Shah for this, Uddhav Thackeray said.
Thackeray addressed the media soon after Chief Minister Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Maharashtra Governor, and was asked to continue as caretaker CM.
Reacting strongly to Fadnavis's claim that there had been no agreement on sharing the chief minister's post for two-and-half years, Thackeray again and again said that he was hurt that the BJP tried to portray him as a liar.
He did not hold talks with the BJP after the Assembly poll results came in on October 24 as he could not tolerate being called a liar, he said.
The Sena chief also denied Fadnavis's claim that Sena leaders targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He did not attack Modi but criticised the NDA government from time to time over policies, Thackeray said.
There has been no headway in government formation in the state even a fortnight after Assembly poll results were announced on October 24.
The BJP and Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle over the chief minister's post, resulting in a stalemate despite the poll results giving the saffron alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288- member House.
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Bengaluru: The coronavirus related fatalities in Karnataka rose to 49 with the death of a 47-year-old woman while 141 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Saturday taking the infection tally to 2,922, Karnataka minister S Suresh Kumar said.
Among the fresh cases, 90 are inter-state passengers, he told reporters.
The deceased woman from Bidar was admitted on May 24 and died on May 28 at a designated hospital in Bidar, Kumar, minister for primary and secondary education and spokesperson for COVID-19 in the state, said.
The woman was diagnosed with influenza-like illness with a history of paralysis and was bed-ridden besides having hypertension and convulsions, Kumar said.
According to him, the total cases include 997 discharges, 1,874 active cases, 49 COVID-19 deaths, and two non-COVID related deaths.
Of the total active cases, 15 are in the ICU, he added.
The new cases comprise 33 in Bengaluru, 18 in Yadagir, 14 in Dakshina Kannada, 13 each in Udupi and Hassan, 11 in Vijayapura, 10 in Bidar, six in Shivamogga, four each in Davangere and Haveri, three in Kolar, two each in Kalaburagi, Mysuru, Uttara Kannada, Dharwad, and one each in Belagavi, Chitradurga, Tumakuru and Bengaluru Rural, the health department said in its bulletin.
The minister said the government has issued an order regarding relaxation of curfew on Sundays.
According to the order issued by Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, there will not be any curfew on Sundays throughout the day following request from people.
As per the previous order, curfew was from 7 am to 7 pm on Sundays.