Shiv Sena may withdraw support, claims BJP minister

Mumbai: The support from Hindu priest and Hindu voters after Ayodhya rally and result of assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will decide fate of alliance between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, claimed senior BJP minister. If the BJP leader would be trusted, Sena may withdraw it’s support from the BJP government if the ruling party will lose three states in ongoing assembly polls.

“Sena is waiting for December 12. If the results will go against our party, Sena would withdraw support of the BJP government,” claimed the BJP minister. The results of the assembly polls will be announced on December 12.  According to another BJP leader who was in Rajasthan for campaign, said, “Rajasthan is crucial for the party. The atmosphere is against the Vijaya Raje Scindia government. Congress may grab power from the BJP,” claimed the BJP leader.

He further added, “The ground reports from Madhya Pradesh are also worrisome. In MP, the political fray is tough between ruling BJP led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the opposition Congress.” Senior Sena legislator who do not want to name said, “We are sure that BJP will lose Rajasthan. If the same situation will be repeated in other two states, Sena can withdraw it’s support from the government.”

The same BJP minister said, “Sena do not have faith with us. Sena president Uddhav Thackeray feels we will use Sena in Lok Sabha by forging an alliance and will contest separately in assembly polls by breaching trust between us.” “Thackeray wants alliance with us only if both LS and assembly polls will be simultaneously. Even we offered that we will make seat sharing formula for both the polls and will put it in sealed envelope. But Thackeray is not ready,” said the minister.

Speaking on Ayodhya tour of Thackeray, the BJP minister said, “If the tour will get tremendous response, Thackeray will become strong Hindu leader of the Nation. In this situation, Thackeray may take extreme decision after Ayodhya rally and the result of assembly polls. We are also waiting for December 12.”

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