New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has once again expressed hope that the BJP would return to power in the state, saying that ‘one can make comeback with people’s blessings.’
Fadnavis, now the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly, had repeatedly asserted ‘Mi Punha Yein‘ (I will come again) during the state Assembly Election last year and was repeatedly subjected to taunts after the BJP failed to form the government in the state despite winning the polls in a pre-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena.
“Nobody can stop you if you have blessings of the people. We definitely make a comeback if we have their blessings,” news agency PTI quoted Fadnavis as saying at a gathering in Alandi, a pilgrim town near Pune.
He added that whether in power or opposition, one has to walk on the ‘right path.’
“For doing so, you have to come here to get the blessings. Therefore, I have come here to get your blessings,” Fadnavis further said.
“You will definitely comeback once people give you their blessings,” he stated further.’
The BJP and Sena together won 161 seats in the 288-seat Maharashtra Assembly but the latter severed its ties with the former over the saffron party’s refusal to share the Chief Minister’s chair.
This prompted the Uddhav Thackeray-led party to enter talks with and eventually join hands with the ideologically opposite Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress to form the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government with Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister.