A large number of people in both the BJP and Sena want the alliance to continue, he claimed. “There will be so much pressure from people and party workers that alliance will become inevitable,” a senior BJP cabinet minister said.
Shiv Sainiks of Shakha Number 129 (Asalfa-Jambhalipada area) in Ghatkopar (West) are upset over the appointment of Shivaji Kadam as Shakha Pramukh. Kadam joined the Sena a year ago.
Claiming that terrorism jeopardised job avenues in the tourism industry of Jammu and Kashmir, the Sena said Goa minister Vijai Sardesai’s remarks against the people of one region was “irresponsible”.
Senior Shiv Sena leader Anandrao Adsul said it seems that the government does not belong to the NDA anymore, but only to the BJP. He said when Prime Minister makes a pitch for, the BJP should also take its allies into confidence.
“Those who stood solidly behind it in good and bad days are sidelined by BJP when it comes to power. It has done this several times in the past,” Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said in his editorial comment in party mouthpiece Saamana.
Pakistan ceasefire violation: Four soldiers, including Army Captain, were killed in Pakistani shelling on Sunday afternoon. Army sourced told The Indian Express that Pakistani troops used weapons of a higher calibre.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande claimed that the Centre had taken “desperate” measures, following criticism over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, demonetisation and the BJP’s reduced numbers in the Gujarat Assembly polls.
Patil (84) from Dhule district consumed a poisonous substance near the Maharashtra secretariat on January 22 to protest the low compensation offered by the government when his land was acquired for a solar power plant. He died at J J Hospital on January 28.
Shiv Sena vows to go it alone, but its strategy looks riddled with contradictions
Uddhav’s message is clear. He wants to tell Modi and Shah that the Shiv Sena was born on the street and lives and fights on the street, its power doesn’t come from sitting in the Mantralaya, but from its Shiv Sainiks.
The Punjab Police have claimed involvement of pro-Khalistan groups backed by Pakistan’s ISI in the case.
At a meeting of the party’s national executive, Sena leaders passed a resolution to contest all elections independently, almost a year after their president Uddhav Thackeray called off seat-sharing talks with the BJP ahead of elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
In Delhi, BJP leaders said their party will not initiate moves for talks, nor would it drop the Sena ministers from the governments.
BJP assembly vote share rose by a third between 1990 & 2009, Shiv Sena stayed at nearly the same share throughout.
“It will be their loss,” Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar said. “We were keen on the alliance. But if the Shiv Sena isn’t keen, then the BJP is ready (to go it alone) and Maharashtra is also ready.”