Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut (Photo Credit: PTI)
Shiv Sena senior leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday attacked Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar's early morning oath taking ceremony by calling it 'Accidental Shapath Grahan' (accidental swearing-in). This tweet comes hours before the Supreme Court hearing on the petition filed by the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party against the centre's move to end President's Rule and the Governor's move to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form government.
Sanjay Raut earlier claimed that NCP's Ajit Pawar was "blackmailed" into joining hands with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra.
He said Ajit Pawar might return to the NCP fold. BJP's Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as Maharashtra chief minister, while Ajit Pawar as his deputy.
"NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has been contacted. Ajit Pawar may also return (to NCP fold). We have information how Ajit Pawar has been blackmailed and will expose this soon," Raut told reporters.
Munde, who is said to have been in touch with Fadnavis since the last few days, had gone incommunicado. He is said be supporting Ajit Pawar. Munde was elected from Parli where he defeated his cousin and BJP leader Pankaja Munde.
"The new government was formed at 7 in the morning. In the cover of darkness only sins are committed," Raut said.