Is the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in the BMC on its last leg? On a day when the rift between the two grew, with the latter winning a controversial trust vote, the ties between the parties reached a new low in the civic body, where they continue to be in alliance. Joining the opposition parties, BJP corporators walked out of the standing committee meeting, protesting the Sena-led civic administration’s failure in controlling the spread of dengue.
HT had reported how the BJP had set its sights on the BMC and was planning to distance itself with the Sena over its governance. The strategy was on display on Wednesday when the BJP in an unusual move, joined the opposition, which had called for a boycott following the administration’s inefficiency and failure in controlling rise of dengue cases.
Manoj Kotak, BJP group leader in BMC, said, “Shiv Sena was supporting the administration. Instead if they had boycott the meeting, it would have been adjourned.”