Sena will walk out of alliance if taken for granted: Uddhav
Thackeray slammed ally Bharatiya Janata Party, saying the 25 years of their alliance was a ”waste of time”mumbai Updated: Jul 26, 2016 11:25 IST
A day before his 56th birthday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had some stern words -- the Sena will walk out of the alliance if it is taken for granted.
Thackeray slammed ally Bharatiya Janata Party, saying the 25 years of their alliance was a ”waste of time”. If not for those years, Thackeray said, the Sena would’ve come to power on its own in the state much earlier.
Interestingly, this comes a day after Thackeray held a meeting of the party’s legislators and ministers, who expressed unhappiness at the treatment meted out by the BJP ministers.
Thackeray made the remarks in the third part of his interview published in the party mouthpiece, Saamna.
“The moment I feel we are being taken for granted, I will not remain in the government. I won’t blackmail the government and make it unstable. I’ll speak my mind on what I don’t like, but I’ll never stab them in the back,” he said, on a question related to the Sena’s equations with the BJP.
Thackeray made it clear the Sena’s aim was coming to power on its own, with or without the BJP. “I’ve taken a vow that I’ll ensure the Sena gets its own chief minister. If this isn’t possible in alliance with the BJP, we will walk out.”
On Monday, Thackeray slammed the Modi government for its handling of various issues, and said the communication with the BJP’s top brass had been snapped.