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BJP can't break MVA government's trust from outside: Amit Shah

BJP was not trying to pull down any state government amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Union Minister said while hinting that if the government in Maharashtra falls it would be due to internal conflict.

BJP can't break MVA government's trust from outside: Amit Shah
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday distanced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from accusations of destabilising the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra. 

In an interview with Network 18, Shah said that the MVA government could not be saved if the alliance partners get upset and withdrew their support. BJP can’t break the trust of the three party coalition - Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena - in Maharashtra from outside, he added. 

Shah said that no one can save the government if the alliance partners in the MVA government get upset and leave. “How can the government fall if the three alliance partners continue to trust each other?” Shah was quoted as saying. 

BJP was not trying to pull down any state government amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Union Minister said while hinting that if the government in Maharashtra falls it would be due to internal conflict. 

Earlier, BJP MP Narayan Rane met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan demanding the imposition of President’s rule in the state citing the failure of Uddhav Thackeray government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. 

Reacting to this, Shah said that Rane being a member of Parliament had all the right to express his thought. 

Interestingly, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra legislative assembly, Devendra Fadnavis had also distanced the BJP from Rane’s demand to impose President’s rule in the state and said that his party was not trying to destabilise the MVA government but was pressurising it regarding coronavirus outbreak. 

After Rane’s meeting, NCP chief Sharad Pawar also met the Governor and hours later held a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warning him of BJP’s intentions. 

The trouble in the MVA government brew after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his party was not a key player in the Maharashtra government but was merely supporting it. However, the MVA leaders jumped in for damage control and said that his statement has been taken out of context. 

During the coalition crisis rumour, top leaders including Sharad Pawar and Sanjay Raut defend the MVA government while maintaining that it was strong, stable and will complete its five-year term. 

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