BJP back-stabbed Bal Thackeray by snapping ties with Shiv Sena, says Aditya Thackeray

BJP grew in Maharashtra by holding the hand of Shiv Sena, but snapped ties soon after coming to power: Aditya.

By: Press Trust of India | Nashik | Updated: October 5, 2014 5:58 pm
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray during a rally in Mumbai on Saturday. (Source: PTI) Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray during a rally in Mumbai on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

Sharpening attack on erstwhile ally BJP, Shiv Sena on Sunday accused it of backstabbing late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray by snapping ties with his party over seat sharing in Maharashtra Assembly polls.

“BJP grew in Maharashtra by holding the hand of Shiv Sena. However, as soon as the party came to power at the Centre, it snapped ties with the Sena. By doing this, the BJP has back-stabbed late Balasaheb Thackeray,” Shiv Sena’s youth wing president Aditya Thackeray said here last night.

However, hours later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will not a utter a word against Shiv Sena during the campaign for the October 15 Maharashtra polls as a mark of respect to Bal Thackeray.

“This is the first election in absence of late Bal Thackeray, for whom I have great respect. I have decided not to utter a single word against Shiv Sena. This is my tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray,” Modi said at a rally in Tasgaon on the second day of his campaigning.

Balasaheb always considered Sena’s alliance partner BJP as a family, Aditya Thackeray said adding, “Nonetheless, the BJP parted ways with us over seat sharing.”

Aditya was speaking at an election rally held here for Shiv Sena candidates Ajay Boraste (Nashik-Central) and Chandrakant Lavate (Nashik-East).

Accusing the Congress and NCP of indulging in corruption and holding them responsible for the problems like load shedding in the state, Aditya asked people to defeat these parties.

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    Anita Menon
    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    Yup politics is family business!
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    Harshawardhan Joshi
    Oct 6, 2014 at 4:01 am
    BALASAHEB IS DEAD. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. SO HE IS BEYOND BACKSTABBING. BUT HIS GSON IS NOT ALLOWING IT. EVERY TIME E DRAGS HIS GFATHERS NAME IN SUCH A FASHION , HE IS INSULTING BALASAHEB. BALASAHEB RESPECTED HIS FATHER PRABODHANKAR, BUT NEVER EVER USED HIS NAME FOR PERSONAL , ORGANISATIONAL GAINS. HE PROVEED HIS OWN METTLE.NOW THIS KID ADITYA IS USING BALASAHEB 'S NAME IN DISGRACEFUL MANNER AND KEEPS ON INSULTING HIM.
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    Gautam Oza
    Oct 5, 2014 at 6:03 pm
    BJP has not back stabbed SS but over ambition of Aditya's father Uddhav to become CM has killed alliance. Everything could have been settled amicably post election but SS was not ready to compromise on number of seats to be contested between two allies. Alliance worked well for 25 years to mutual advantage and one hopes that congress and that shameless and rank bad opportunist Pawar do not get the benefit of this unfortunate break up. People of Maharashtra must choose between BJP and SS with former being better choice.
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    Jaborjai
    Oct 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    This toddler is such a novice that he is damaging Shiv Sena with such statements as people will immediately think the opposite that Balasahebs prodigies have back-stabbed his legacy. It will be difficult for any party to face Modi's campaign in Maharashtra.
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    DP
    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm
    Looks like another headache from Shiv Sena who has no clue but instigate violence ..
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    Tikakaar
    Oct 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm
    Instead of keeping on charging back-stabbing by BJP, SS should reflect on its greed. Better, more positively tell the people of Maharashtra what Shiv Sena stands for and what it will do for the people of Maharashtra if voted to lead. Looking at the recent historic electoral performances of their respective parties, it is only natural to conclude that BJP has greater appeal in Maharashtra. With that said, it makes every political sense to have BJP contest more seats. Why go the other way and reduce chances for greater electoral success of the combine?Frankly, with so much in common - why not a single united party representation? It would be good for Maharashtra and would provide a very clear choice for the electorate of Maharashtra. No one would fare well in the current scenario and the biggest loser may the people of Maharashtra unless they decisively vote for a party and provide a clear mandate.
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    nd chandruka
    Oct 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm
    Advani and balasaheb helped present leadership of BJP and they have been thrown out with disrespect to them.
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    Rajeev
    Oct 5, 2014 at 11:33 am
    Let us see what the people of Maharashtra think. Seat sharing talks should have been on the meeting room rather than through the media. Anyways this will be a test for the political parties who are fighting Independently in Maharashtra.
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