It may be seen as the lesser militant partner in the alliance.
But the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stolen a march over its alliance partner, Shiv Sena, by taking an aggressive stand over the non-tabling of the Ram Pradhan report on the 26/11 attacks.
BJP cadres in across the state protested against the state government’s decision not to table the Ram Pradhan Committee Report in the Assembly.
“This government has something to hide,” BJP leader Vinod Tawde said. “We will take this agitation to the streets till the government doesn’t table the report and revoke the suspension of our members of legislative council (MLC).”
Tawde and two Sena council members were on Tuesday suspended on disciplinary grounds after they created a ruckus over the Pradhan report.
Tawde, along with BJP Mumbai president Gopal Shetty, had burnt copies of the ‘Action to be taken report’ submitted by the government on Tuesday.
With barely three months before the Assembly elections, the BJP is looking to make it an election issue.
Six months after the 26/11 attacks, the Congress won all six seats in the city though security and countering terrorism were key issues raised by the saffron combine.
The usually militant Shiv Sena seems as-yet-undecided on how to handle the situation.
“A proper course of action will be decided by our leaders, Uddhav and Bal Thackeray, on our foundation day, June 19,” said Shiv Sena MLC and spokesperson Neelam Gorhe.