Maharashtra Assembly polls: Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Sena-BJP split

He said Cong-led government was in power for 15-years only because the opposition was grossly ineffective.

By: Press Trust of India | Nagpur | Updated: October 2, 2014 4:29 pm
thackrey-l MNS chief Raj Thackeray asserted that his was the first party in the state to come out with a blue print of development. (Source: PTI/file)

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has blamed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance split in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly polls.

“He (Pawar) told a senior BJP leader that you break the alliance with Sena and we (NCP) will support you,” Thackeray alleged.

Addressing a meeting of MNS supporters in western part of the city last night, Thackeray claimed that one of his close confidantes had heard the conversation which was confirmed to him (Thackeray) by a journalist friend.

He ridiculed the four parties – Congress, NCP, BJP and Shiv Sena – for the dramatic developments leading to break up in the two groups and blamed them for mess in the state.

He said the Congress-led government was in power for 15 years in state, only because the opposition was grossly ineffective.

“Give me the power, I will show you what development is,” the MNS chief asserted.

“We are the first party in the state to come out with a blue print of development,” he pointed out and stated that if he failed to fulfil the aspirations of people of the state and bring the desired development, he would quit politics.

Every politician promises roads, power and water during each election. These are the basic needs and people’s right, he said.

“Why are they unable to provide these basic needs even after holding power for more than 60 years?” he asked.

These political parties and their leaders are playing with (the sentiments of) voters, he further alleged.

The voters must be aware whom to elect, he stressed.

Continuing his tirade against migrants in Maharashtra, he alleged that outsiders possessed illegal arms as there was no check on the weapons that migrants carry with them.

If MNS comes to power, it will close down all private security agencies and start government-regulated ones, Raj said.

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  1. P
    Oct 3, 2014 at 4:01 am
    Bah - another corrupt politician (redundant I know!) with promises. Big whoop
    1. Pravin Shah P.Eng
      Oct 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm
      Shiv Sena blew it by being a bit too greedy- they thought that by-polls results will make BJP to agree to lower number of seats. Shiv Sena was not very respectful to small party allies. Why be so bombastic? If you shaw humbleness and a bit of respect to your allies - there was a chance for Shiv Sena to get CM post and also support of forming Government in Maha. From far we can see how Shiv Sena became a bit rude and now they are blaming others.
      1. C
        Oct 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm
        Why blame others for each and every thing???? Why not think coolly with some wisdom keeping ego aside for the sake of nation/citizens rather than selfish interests. Jaihind
        1. S
          Oct 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm
          Rather than blaming, focus on building your own party. You will be wiped out this time unless you get along with BJP.