Shiv Sena hits out at BJP over BMC alliance remarks
Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its comments on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) alliance, the Shiv Sena on 2 March, 2017 said the saffron party should come forward and speak on the alliance rather than making such statements.
"Who is allying with the Congress? The BJP says the one who is going with the Congress is indecent. So, does joining hands with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir is equal to being pure?" Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.
"BJP does not have the right to make such statements. Today politics is extremely polluted, as everyone is busy playing the blame game," he added.
Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that the BJP would never join hands with the Congress, Raut on 27 February, 2017 said it is strange that the saffron party can enter into an alliance with the PDP, which called a terrorist like Afzal Guru as martyr.
"The BJP has allied with Mehbooba Mufti's PDP, which called a terrorist like Afzal Guru as freedom fighter and martyr, but, is facing problem in entering into an alliance with the Congress under whose governance Afzal Guru was sentenced to be hanged for being a terrorist," Raut told ANI.
His response came after Fadnavis said the BJP won't enter into an alliance with the Congress at any point or at any cost.
"Whoever wants to go with them can go, the BJP won't say a single word," he said.