Upset after being allocated a low key ministry in the Maharashtra coalition government led by Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena MLA Abdul Sattar may have quit and sent his resignation to the party chief. Sena leaders have gone into a huddle to placate the miffed MLA, however, sources say the MLA is adamant to quit.
Maharashtra MoS Abdul Sattar, who is the lone Muslim face in Shiv Sena, is apparently disgruntled after being allocated a junior ministry in the NCP-Sena-Congress government and resigned.
Abdul Sattar was sworn in as MoS in the recent portfolio distribution in Ashok Chavan, Aaditya Thackeray and others were sworn in as Cabinet ministers.
Abdul Sattar had joined Shiv Sena before the 2019 elections and won the Sillod seat in Aurangabad.
However sources have also said, CM Uddhav Thackeray’s office hasn’t received Sattar’s resignation yet. He apparently is said to have sent his resignation letter to party secretary Anil Desai.
On the other hand, IANS has reported that while Abdul Sattar has threatened to quit, Shiv Sena and the Thackeray family has refuted the claims.
“This is not correct. He has not resigned, nor submitted any such resignation letter to me or anybody else in the party,” Sena Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai told IANS, dismissing the reports of his resignation as “imagination”.