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Message warns Uddhav Thackeray against joining hands with BJP

THE ASIAN AGE. | VARUN SINGH
Published : Feb 25, 2017, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Feb 25, 2017, 7:54 am IST

The letter doing the rounds on social media says that Sena is strong enough to tackle the BJP.

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray addressing at an Mumbai Corporation Election Campaign Rally at BKC in Mumbai on Saturday . (Photo: PTI)
 Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray addressing at an Mumbai Corporation Election Campaign Rally at BKC in Mumbai on Saturday . (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: “Uddhavji go with Congress, we won’t mind it, but then if you go with BJP, then we will never accept,” said a message allegedly circulated by Shiv Sainiks. The message is being reportedly circulated by Sena followers. Many in Shiv Sena fear that the party will once again join hands with BJP, like in Kalyan-Dombivali.

The letter released online and circulated on social media is in Marathi and signed by person named Balkadu. The letter reads: “We have got 84 tigers elected in the BMC, and are strong enough to tackle the BJP. We might have fallen short in money power, but are strong enough to take on the BJP in every other sphere.”

 

A message allegedly circulated by Shiv Sena workers on social media.A message allegedly circulated by Shiv Sena workers on social media.

The Shiv Sena and BJP has fought a bitter battle in the BMC elections, after Uddhav Thackeray, decided to go solo and announced that there will be no alliance with the BJP in the future.

However, the results have brought BJP and Sena to a juncture where both the parties will need each other or support of Congress to win the mayoral contest.

The letter also says that “the Shiv sainiks won’t mind an alliance with Congress, but not with Kamalabai (BJP), this is a request.”

The Shiv Sena and BJP in 2015 had fought a bitter battle in Kalyan-Dombivali municipal corporation. There were speculations of Uddhav Thackeray snapping alliance with the BJP at state level. But after the results were announced both the parties joined hands and even decided a policy under which parties shared power.

 

After the break up of alliance in January, Shiv Sena claimed that it has put the government on “notice period”. Manisha Kayande, Shiv Sena spokesperson said, “There is no decision on alliance yet, Uddhavji hasn’t decided anything about this. The letter that is being circulated on social media, its authenticity needs to be checked.”

Tags: uddhav thackeray, bmc elections, congress