MUMBAI: Riding high on the victory in the recent civic polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis profusely thanked the people of Maharashtra for reposing their trust in the BJP, terming the results as a "trust wave", even as the opposition Congress and NCP are contemplating on a no-trust motion against his government.
A senior Congress leader told the Express that his party along with the NCP and the Shiv Sena is planning to topple the State government during the budget session of the State Assembly which is scheduled to begin on March 6.
An understanding has been reached wherein the Congress and the NCP along with their smaller allies will support the Shiv Sena to have their Mayor elected in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after Sena formally announces that it is pulling out of the state government, the Congress leader said.
"We are more interested in pulling down the State government. We want to force the government into the mid-term polls," the leader said on condition of anonymity.
A senior Shiv Sena insider too indicated that the party is likely to withdraw from the government sometime next week.
"Party workers have been forcing the leadership to pull out. Many of them are scheduled to visit Thackeray's residence--Matoshree over next week," the party insider told the Express.
Meanwhile, Fadnavis, while speaking at victory rally of his party indirectly dared the Shiv Sena to leave the government. "People have not elected us under the spell of any other wave. It is the trust wave that has supported us. The government will complete its term of five years come what may. Those who want to leave us are free to do so," he said.