Published On : Mon, Feb 3rd, 2020

Matoshree always wielded power: Uddhav

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that ‘power’ has always stayed with ‘Matoshree’, the family residence of Thackeray’s, irrespective of the government ruling the State and that with his becoming the CM, the ‘government’s power has now come to’ ‘Matoshree’.

“Power and ‘Matoshree’ have always stayed together. Becoming the Chief Minister of the State is definitely a different feeling but ‘Matoshree’ has always wielded power and there is nothing new in it. However, now the Chief Minister is from ‘Matoshre. The government’s power has now come to ‘Matoshree’,” said Uddhav in an interview to Sena mouthpiece Saamana.

“Matoshree becoming the CM’s residence is actually because of Shiv Sainiks, I have zero contribution in it. All this glory to Matoshree is actually of Shivsena Pramukh, Maa Saheb (mother) and affection of Shiv Sainiks,” he added.

He further said that his becoming the Chief Minister was not a shock for him. “No, it did not come as a shock (when allied with NCP, Cong and became CM). I am the son of Shiv Sena Pramukh (Balasaheb Thackeray). Several people tried to give me shocks but they did not succeed. This is a field where you have to accept right at the beginning that there will be a bit of pushing and pulling,” he said.”