Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant Explains Party's Big Change In Lok Sabha
Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena’s Chief Whip in Lok Sabha today dismissed the decision — which was seen largely as a preventative measure to stop a repetition of the split in the assembly. He said the earlier whip Bhawna Gawli, had concerns about being on the radar of the Enforcement Directorate.
“She talked about joining the BJP. She wasn’t attending meetings. “So we needed to have somebody,” said Mr Sawant when Bibarud asked him about Ranjan Vichare being named the new Whip.
When asked if there were any concerns about MPs switching camps, he replied, “You know that his son (Eknath Shinde) is an MP. Do you think he will join his father? Or stay with Uddhav Thackeray Ji? Udhav Thackeray ji knows certain people. We do. “We accept this challenge.”
Maharashtra’s entire population cried when Uddhavji fled Varsha (the official residence of the Chief Minister). It is the strength of Shiv Sena. They trust in Uddhavji (party founder), Balasehab Thackeray, and the Shiv Sena. “They don’t believe in any faction,” said Mr Sawant to Bibarud. He reiterated that the Shiv Sena was not the cause of the crisis, but a division in the legislative party.
However, what he called the “split in the legislative party” has percolated further, with 66 former Thane councillors declaring their support for Eknath Shide today. After the Mumbai civic body Brihanmumbai Corporation,