Saffron alliance on brink as Sena hits back at BJP

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS): The saffron alliance in Maharashtra tottered on the brink as Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually calling it a party of "liars", here on Friday.

Responding to outgoing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' statement that there was "no discussion between the BJP and Shiv Sena on sharing the post of Chief Minister", Thackeray said: "(BJP President) Amit Shah himself gave me this assurance. Now they're going back on their word. That's why I have stopped talking to liars."

Appearing to take the final stage of no return, the Sena chief said: "Giving the state a Sena Chief Minister was a promise I made to my father (the late Bal Thackeray). We don't need the support of the BJP, Shah or Fadnavis for achieving that."

Uddhav Thackeray

He also called upon the BJP to immediately stake claim to form the government as it was the largest single party, failing which "all options are open before the Sena", which would not abandon the people of Maharashtra.



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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    Blame S Sena 100% for this. Existence of Sena was from goondaism from Mumbai with ambitions that are far higher than what they can chew. SSena is handing the state on platter to BJP via presidential rule.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    In every other states BJP is buying MLA s from other parties by forming governments by any means, why they can’t bend Sena in Maharashtra ? Are they tired of doing this ? Daku and peku s kuthnthra doesn’t work here ?
    BJP should learn lessons from here and start to respect their opponents.

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    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Shiv Sena is very well known to be a stubborn party.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Watching this tragic scenario, with anger and grief.... as my state, which contributes 34% tax revenue, the highest collection in India, to the national treasury !!!!! This is certainly not what we voted for in the elections !!!! Recessions, negative Industrial growth, drought, farmers suicide, banks scams...... should have occupied the minds of our political parties........ Sadly the lust for power, has blinded the netas, of all state responsibilities !!!!!!!!!

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Sun, Nov 10 2019

    Maharastra should get Independent (Freedom) from India and build grand Shiva Temple.

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  • Tilak, Blore

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Works well for bjp.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    Shiv Sena in self destruction mode..So be it ..
    It better allies with NCP or Congress ..which is good for the BJP as a collateral

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