Agencies, Sangli, Maharashtra
In an emphatic bid to curb rising speculation about a rift between the Shiv Sena (SS) and the BJP in the state, Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray today made it clear that there is no misunderstanding between them or threat to the two party’s futures.
In a press conference held at Islampur town of the district this afternoon, Mr Thackeray who was here for a party worker’s rally, refuted rumours that there are problems brewing between the two allies.
“There is discussion in electronic media that there was a threat from our side to BJP. These rumours have only been spread by Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), as they are trying to break our alliance. But they will not succeed in their mission as our alliance is very strong,’ he declared.
The Sena supremo was also hopeful of a repeat of the thumping majority of votes for ‘Mahayuti’ (grand alliance) candidates in the state’s Assembly election, along the lines of what was witnessed during the Lok Sabha election earlier this year.
He said, ‘people in the democracy voted for and elected their representative and that is why Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister of this country.
The awaited Assembly election will see history repeat itself and people will once again vote for the SS and BJP ‘Mahayuti’ candidates like they did in the LS elections, he asserted.
Further answering a question regarding announcements made by various leaders about being BJP or SS candidates from the region for the Assembly election, Mr Thackeray dismissed such claims.