I have learnt a lot of things from Devendra Fadnavis: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (File photo) Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dec 01, 2019, 03.14 PM (IST) Edited By: Abhilash Mahajan

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that he has learnt a lot of things from former CM Devendra Fadnavis and will always be befriended to him, in an address to the Assembly.

"I won't call you (Devendra Fadnavis) an 'Opposition leader', but I will call you a 'responsible leader'. If you would have been good to us then, all this (BJP-Shiv Sena split) would have not happened," the chief minister said. It should be noted that the NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress formed an alliance after long-time allies Sena and BJP had a fallout over the power-sharing agreement. 

 "I have learnt a lot of things from Fadnavis and I will always be befriended to him," Uddhav said. 

 

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Thackeray also said that he is a "lucky" CM as those who opposed him are now in alliance with his party and his former friends are now sitting in Opposition. "I am here with my luck and blessings of people," the CM said.

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Earlier, the Maharashtra Assembly elected Congress's Nana Patole unopposed as Speaker of the House after BJP withdrew its candidate to maintain the tradition of Assembly. The BJP had nominated Kishan Rathore for the Speaker post.

On Sunday, Fadnavis was also elected as the Leader of Opposition of the Assembly. 

(with inputs from ANI)

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Thackeray also said that he is a "lucky" CM as those who opposed him are now in alliance with his party and his former friends are now sitting in Opposition. "I am here with my luck and blessings of people," the CM said.