Friends dont grow like trees,they have to be nurtured. How does one get friends if one chops off the branches of the tree which till now provided fruits,flowers and shade, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna.
After JD(U) exited NDA,BJP and Shiv Sena are left. The Akali Dals strength has never gone above four or five MPs, Uddhav,whose party is the BJPs oldest ally,said,voicing concern over the dwindling strength of the alliance.
Once,there were 25 to 30 parties in NDA. Now,hardly three remain. Earlier,even the hall in Advanis home was not enough to hold its meetings. Now,a table and four chairs are enough, he said.
The post of NDA convener is vacant. But what work is left for the convener,other than calling two parties for tea? Uddhav,who was reportedly offered the post of the NDA convener by the BJP,said. The post was vacated by JD(U) president Sharad Yadav when his party quit the alliance.