The Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) uncalled closeness with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has once again sparked the emotions of discontent in its ally Shiv Sena.
Sena on Tuesday hammered the BJP leadership for joining hands with these two parties in the standing committee chairperson election in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
In an editorial written in party mouthpiece Samana, Sena chief Bal Thackeray blasted the BJP for stretching the relationship up to the extreme limit.
“Our national friend is one step ahead in stretching the relationship up to the extreme limit in Maharashtra. This is a pure bankruptcy on their part and what will be the gain from it?” said the editorial.
Thackeray has criticised BJP leader Gopinath Munde for being double-faced. “On one side Gopinathji is clarifying saying there will be no alliance with NCP or MNS in future. If that’s so then how do you justify the current happenings at Pune? You teamed up with NCP and MNS to get the post. Isn’t it selfishness?” asked Sena chief.
Sena has warned the BJP for not using the extra advantage of being the national party. “Just like the way Sena has Shivaji in it, it also has Shivshankar. If he opens the third eye, then you will remain to ashes,” threatened the article.
Sena leadership’s stern words against the BJP leadership is a clear indication of Sena’s frustration over the increasing closeness between BJP and MNS. Recently, Sena was furious over its ally for inviting MNS chief Raj Thackeray in the BJP office, over a cup of tea. Agencies