The Sena said that Fadnavis has announced that the remote control of the government is in his hands, “but, at the same time, ISIS has surrounded the state” and added that without the batteries, the remote control is worthless.
There has been a growing strain in ties between the two parties. The latest trigger was the volte face by the BJP on the new Open Spaces Policy.
This came hot on the heels of the Sena’s stiff opposition to the Smart Cities Mission, especially the formation of a SPV to execute the Smart City plans.
The Sena chief, however, continued his criticism of the BJP-led Union government’s Smart City scheme, saying instead of making cities smart the government should focus on solving the problems of water shortage in villages.
Sena leaders said Uddhav’s visit to Bihar, whenever it takes place, could cause discomfort in the BJP camp.
Matoshree, where the late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray resided, has had high security after threats from terrorist organisations.
On October 25, The Indian Express was the first to report about the application made by the state government.
The allies have pledged to keep the govt stable but Sena-BJP fight for Mumbai turf will only escalate until the 2017 BMC polls.
Thackeray at the Thursday rally cited Sheikh’s contribution as a Muslim towards the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement.
Assures total support to BJP in state and at Centre, Thackeray hits out at NDA govt for going soft on Pak and price hike
While reaffirming its support to govermenti in the state and at the Centre, Shiv Sena also tries to distance itself from Dadri lynching and beef controversy
Speaking at a Dussehra rally in Mumbai, Uddhav launched a scathing attack at Sena’s ally BJP, but maintained that despite the growing differences they will not walk out of the coalition in Maharashtra.
Uddhav Thackeray met the Shiv Sainiks at his residence, Matoshree and spoke to them for 10 minutes.
The turnaround came after ally BJP said that Sena was displaying double standards by opposing the ban.
The Opposition had been boycotting proceedings of both Houses over the demand for a loan waiver for drought-hit farmers since July 13.