The bond between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena seems to be heading for a break-up and the leaders of both the parties are involved in a verbal war. As the Assembly elections are scheduled later this year, Maharashtra state BJP leaders are planning to contest alone and climb the government chair.
With the recent success in Lok Sabha, BJP leaders are quite confident that if Modi tours again, it would be a huge advantage. At a meeting in Mumbai recently, majority of the prominent BJP leaders opined that alliance with Shiva Sena should end and BJP should solely go in the Assembly polls as it gives ample of chances to form government.
While some leaders accused that Shiv Sena did not allow BJP to expand its wings in Maharashtra and so they demanded that BJP should call of Shiv Sena tie up. However, state BJP chief Devendra Fadanvis said that leaders should not get carried away with the recent poll results and asked his fellow leaders to maintain silence as the BJP leadership will take a decision over the alliance.
Senior leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari too reacted on the Maharashtra BJP leaders opinion and said he respects their views but it is not the right time to discuss. “Firstly our aim is to get rid of Congress-NCP rule in Maharashtra,” added Gadkari. He also asked his partymen not to have any sort of talks regarding the chief ministerial candidate or any other minister.