Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra's Law Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil for the "utter failure" of the state's legal department in representing its cases in the Supreme Court.
He was referring to the delay in the Best-Five case and the ruling in the James Laine case.
"Vikhe-Patil should resign and if the government is serious, the chief minister should immediately intervene," Thackeray said at a press conference at Shivalaya, the party's Nariman Point office, a day before the legislature's monsoon session.
Thackeray said the state government has failed in its handling of the Best-Five issue. "How come in every case, the state is losing in court? I have begun to feel that the government wants the admission imbroglio to continue," Thackeray said.
He raised the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue saying the "Centre was never on Maharashta's side".
Thackeray added that when the Sena was in power, it tried to resolve the issue by pressurising then PM Vajpayee.