The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the failure of ‘Operation Lotus’ in Rajasthan was the defeat of “political party”,Days after a meeting between congress Leader Sachin Pilot and Chief Leader Rahul Gandhi signalled an amicable resolution of the Rajasthan political crisis.
It was apparently reffering to the hush hush early morning ceremony held last year at the Raj Bhawan where BJP leader Devendra Fadnavish was sworn in as chief minister after his party and the shiv sena fell out over the issue of sharing the Chief ministerial post.
The shiv sena later tied-up with the NCP and congress to form government in Maharastra.
“Like Gabbar Singh of (film) ‘Sholay’, a terror of ‘operation Lotus’ has been created. But with the operation failing in Rajasthan, it is the defeat of political perversity”, CM Uddhav Thackeray said.
With Congress leader Sachin Pilot agreeing to work in the party’s interest after meeting Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Gehlot saved his government after a month long impasse, the shiv sena said.
“Gehlot did everything to save his government, he used all methods like the BJP when it works to topple other governments,” the Marathi daily said.