CPI's National General Secretary and former Rajya Sabha MP D Raja has taken on the Congress party for not being able to decide on its strategy on Government formation in the state of Maharashtra. The Veteran politician, representing the voice of Left, said that the political parties in Maharashtra have plunged the state in a political crisis.
D Raja stated that parties in Maharashtra have led the state into a grave situation.
"The situation is very fluid in Maharashtra and there is crisis. The political parties have plunged the state of Maharashtra into crisis because people have not given any clear cut mandate to any single party. The Governor gave time to single largest party, Governor took such a long time of almost two weeks but BJP couldn't show the strength and it declined; then Governor called Shiv Sena but equal time was not given to Governor"
"I don't know what they mean, Mr Shinde thinks that ideological differences have been narrowed then why congress is not deciding ? Why there is confusion in congress also and why conflicting views in congress? Mr Shinde should explain, Congress must explain. It is for the Congress to explain, congress is unable to decide what to do and that's clear. Shivsena used to be longest ally with BJP and we believe that both the parties need to explain. Who should be held responsible for this? We should wait for sometime"
On the other hand, while speaking exclusively to Republic TV on stalemate in Maharashtra, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said Shivsena is dissolving.
"Shiv Sena is dissolving that's all I can say. They had to choose Sibal, the old horse of the Congress party to defend their position. But it's like once you're married you're a part of the husband's family. There should be no shock in that. But the Governor should not have invited the NCP because a much smaller party is being called, then tomorrow why did he deny the Congress an opportunity? This could be called into question in the Court." said Subramanian Swamy