Mumbai: Taking a dig at former ally Shiv Sena, Union Minister and BJP leader Raosaheb Danve said that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s marriage was arranged with the BJP but it ran away with others.
The Shiv Sena broke its alliance with the BJP after the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections and joined hands with the NCP and Congress to form the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Also Read: Anarchist Kejriwal, Separatist Forces Trying To Enter HP Together: Tejasvi Surya
Maharashtra’s ruling party, which contested the 2019 state elections along with the BJP, broke ties with one of its oldest allies over the issue of sharing the chief minister’s post.
Talking to reporters after an event in Jalna, Danve said, “Shiv Sena left us (BJP) for the chief minister’s post. We didn’t leave it. It is for the people to decide whether they ran away from the BJP or not. The marriage was fixed with us, but they eloped with others.” Also Read: BJP, RSS Turning Lord Ram Who’s Symbol Of Love Into Rambo: Bhupesh Baghel
Taking a dig at Thackeray, the Minister of State for Railways said, “People of Maharashtra voted for BJP-Shiv Sena (in the 2019 assembly elections), but you rebelled left us for power and went with Congress and NCP. You became the chief minister…these are good days for you, but your rule has brought bad days for the 12 crore people of the state.”
Danve said the BJP would rip the Shiv Sena apart in the upcoming elections.