Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Bornare from Vaijapur said, 'Shivsainiks' are happy with Eknath Shinde becoming the chief minister.
A rebel Shiv Sena MLA from Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Tuesday alleged that a "coterie" of four people surrounding Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is responsible for the rebellion in the party.
Speaking to reporters a day after the Eknath Shinde-led government comfortably won the trust vote, Vaijapur MLA Ramesh Bornare said Shivsainiks are happy with Eknath Shinde becoming the chief minister.
He evaded a query on whether development works in his constituency remained stuck in the last 2.5 years when Thackeray was in power.
"Notably, 50 MLAs have left (to join the Shinde camp) en masse. But I don't blame Uddhav Thackeray for this situation. A group of four people around him is responsible. They mistreated Shiv Sena MLAs," he said without taking names.