Uddhav Thackeray
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The Shiv Sena on Friday threatened to withdraw its support for the BJP-led Maharashtra government before Diwali, hinting at the fall of the one-year-old Fadnavis regime.

During a poll rally for the upcoming Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporations elections in Kalyan, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the party would withdraw its support, if the government continues to be arrogant.

"If government machinery is misused, we will bring the government on right path," The Times of India quoted Thackeray as saying. "If people could throw out Indira Gandhi, what is the BJP's position?"

In a separate incident during the election campaign, Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde offered to resign from the government, claiming that the party's suggestions are not being heeded by the BJP government.

However, the resignation was dismissed by Thackeray. Later, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis remarked that the Shiv Sena is a drama company.