Sena rubs it in further, says Narendra Modi responsible for Delhi defeat

The Shiv Sena leadership seems to be happy with the reverses that the Shah-Modi duo have faced.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: February 12, 2015 2:13 am
uddhav thackarey, shiv sena, maharashtra (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

The Shiv Sena took yet another potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJPs resounding electoral defeat in Delhi by claiming that the Prime Minister was responsible for this debacle.

“The entire campaign machinery in Delhi was run under Modi’s name. There was no space for other leaders because of this Anna Hazare has claimed that the defeat in Delhi was Modi’s defeat. We too feel the same,” an editorial in the Sena mouth piece Saamana said.

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray while speaking with the media on Tuesday after the Delhi verdict sound gleeful in the BJPs misery and had claimed suggested that Modi wave had been overriden by a Tsunami.

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The edit further asked Modi and the BJP to introspect. “Just as you have taken credit for victories take responsibility for defeats as well. Learn something from this defeat. Nothing is permanent on politics,” the edit stated.

Also read: ‘Delhi tsunami bigger than Modi wave,’ says Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

The edit also claimed that it was Maharashtra which had first worked on ebbing the Modi tide. It also claimed that the promises made by the Modi government were yet to be fulfilled.

“Unemployment has not gone down, inflation has not come down, people are still homeless. Promises have not been fulfilled, ” the edit said.

The Sena which has been forced to play second fiddle to the BJP in Maharashtra shares an uneasy relationship with its dominant partner.  The party had played a dominant role in the three decade old alliance with the BJP but has now been forced to play second fiddle after the dramatic electoral performances of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah duo.

The Sena leadership which was more comfortable with the older leadership of the BJP seems to be happy with the reverses that the Shah-Modi duo have faced.

Interestingly there is rambling within the Maharashtra government as well with the Sena’s Sanjay Rathod who is a minister of state for revenue stating that he would like to quit his post as he is not being given enough work nor authority by his senior minister Eknath Khadse.  Rathod has offered to resign from his post.

Eknath Khadse has meanwhile stated that the Rathod has been given the same power as that of his predecessors.

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    ajay kapoor
    Feb 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm
    This so called state level party better to focus on development of their state instead of poking nose in others internal affair.
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      India Expressed
      Feb 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm
      It would be interesting to see what will happen when next election AAP will be here as the AAP ground workers are already digging up trenches. Will Mumbai vote for communals or will they vote for honesty!
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        SI
        Feb 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm
        Well if Shiva Sena has to survive, it needs BJP to be very strong else SHAVA SENA.
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          BABAREBABA
          Feb 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm
          They will vote for the patriotic party, the party which does not want to give kashmir as gift to stan, and, the party whose spokesman does not say that batla house terrorist killing of a brave officer was fake. Ofcourse it is another matter, that there are jackals who give a sing smile at the discomfort of india and who will be happy if india loses the race in the subcontinent.
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            M
            Feb 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm
            Uddhav Thackeray always hated Modi as Uddhav belongs to dynastic politics while Modi opposed it. He is avoiding the reality that the AAP too will always hold Uddhav, Raj and Shiv Sena in contempt for the same reason.
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              ram
              Feb 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm
              What explains your rout? Is Modi responsible for Shiv Sena losing all the seats it contested?
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                Jitendra Aawhad
                Feb 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm
                Shiv Sena is the what SP is for Congress. No difference between both. Will not left there Mother Party and will always criticize them too and ask for CM AND PM post at every election.
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                Satyen Mehta
                Feb 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm
                BJP must be wary of the grumbling and frustrated alliance partner Shiv Sena. Ever since BJP became the largest single party in Maharashtra they have not missed a single opportunity to in making jibes at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Issues can and must be discussed face to face in the alliance for a rather going public via its mouthpiece and statements like this one. If this is how Shiv Sena continues to humiliate its senior ally the BJP must seriously formulate a long term plan to go it alone and strive for an outright majority. In Devendra Fadnavis we have and extremely capable young leader who can take Maharashtra to great heights. BJP must consider fighting the Munil elections on its own and aim for an outright win.
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