Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, which rose to power in Maharashtra solely on Maratha pride and Hindutva has agreed to the word secular being in the Common Minimum Program patched up by the Maha Vikas Aghadi consisting of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress.
When a journalist asked the Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, if the Shiv Sena has become secular after agreeing to the Common Minimum Program, the Sena chief got irritated and shot back asking what the journalist meant by secular.
The Chief Minister lost his composure at his first ever press meet after assuming the office. The journalist, however, retorted and said that he wants to know it from Uddhav Thackeray.
Shiv Sena leader and Minister, Chhagan Bhujbal, cleared the air by saying that the word secular is also mentioned in Constitution.
Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray in his presser said, “I’m presenting myself as the CM for the first time. This will be a government of the common man. No one will feel terrorised in the state. I want to go full-fledge to help farmers. I want to take decisive action for them. We have taken a few decisions for farmers in our first cabinet,”
Thackeray and six other leaders from the NCP and the Congress took oath of office yesterday at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.