Shiv Sena slams Amit Shah; says BJP may win polls but can it save Kashmir

The Sena said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting "youth attacking" soldiers and was blaming jawans for the present situation in Kashmir.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:June 19, 2017 12:44 pm
amit shah, shiv sena, india news, indian express news Shah had on Sunday ruled out any snap polls in Maharashtra but said the party was ready in case of such an eventuality. (Source: File/Photo)

The Shiv Sena on Monday stepped up its attack on the BJP and slammed its chief Amit Shah, saying that his party may win in case of snap polls in Maharashtra and also get its presidential nominee elected but wondered whether it would be able to save the day in Kashmir. “Amit Shah and his party’s eyes are on mid-term polls in Maharashtra. But instead of mid-term poll results, we are worried about what will happen in Kashmir and in violence-hit Darjeeling,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The Sena’s scathing attack on Shah came a day after he met party president Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence ‘Matoshree’.

It said the biggest question today was till when should we keep counting the number of martyred security personnel.

“Amit Shah says Maharashtra government will last its five-year term. But will our Kashmir remain on India’s map?” it questioned.

The Sena said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and was blaming jawans for the present situation in Kashmir.

“When the Sena talks about farmers and takes a nationalist stand over issues, attempts are made to teach us a lesson. But not a word is spoken against her (Mehbooba) by the BJP. On the contrary they are supporting it,” it said.

“Maharashtra shouldn’t be a priority. The situation has gone out of hand in Kashmir and Darjeeling where innocents are being killed. One may have political differences with (West Bengal CM) Mamata Banerjee but nobody should try to take political advantage of the situation there,” it added.

“Whatever has to happen in Maharashtra mid-term polls will happen. Amit Shah says they will form the government. You will get their president elected. You will win all elections. But will you be able to save Kashmir?” it asked.

Shah had on Sunday ruled out any snap polls in Maharashtra but said the party was ready in case of such an eventuality.

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    vaidehibapat
    Jun 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    Forget about KASH MIR .No need to shed crocodile tears .Dont worry what BJP can do or not do You could not hold Mumbai on your own and you know that it is slipping through your fingers .So no need to make empty threats and sounds You look like now just paper tiger
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      Bharat
      Jun 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm
      People living in Andaman Nicobar islands have no say in mainstrem politics in Delhi. Similarly Shiv Sena is now reduced to partymen who are sand mafia and water tanker goondas who live of trade union workers hawkers unions and a voice of a growling tiger is now reduced to the meow of a cat. Awaz Konancha MEOW. With only Thane and Mumbai that also 52 is really no value .... Congress and NCP Sharad Pawar being so powerfull do not make any statements and this cat off the back alley walls is howling and creating nuisance ... Javed Miandad has visited Matoshree for dinner and it shows their connection to Dawood and ISI for money laundering and protection money ... Shiv Sena is a lost soul and has done nothing to prevent the huge exodus of Bangladeshis into Mumbai and suburbs ... while their focus is on guests from UP and other States from India ... they are strangely silent on the Bangladeshis ... Rohingyas and pakis Under Shiv Sena BMC Mumbai is the dirtiest city in the world .... MEOW
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        Vishwanath Singh
        Jun 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm
        Shiv Sena slams Amit Shah says BJP may win polls but can it save Kashmir The problem existed since 1947 ,what has been your contribution. BJP has allowed you full authority in BMC,Mumbai what have you achieved so far?? These people were in power since last 3 years,what do you expect where Pakistan is against and another 10 of the population is against. Better mind your business or quit the MH government get re-elections???
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          Lakhinder Singh
          Jun 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm
          BJP troll immediately goes into action. what superb efficiency.
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            kunal
            Jun 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm
            Any wrong written by V Singh to assign as troll
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              UN
              Jun 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm
              aa gaya pappu ka tattu