Shiv Sena Will Withdraw Support From BJP Government in Maharashtra Within One Year: Aaditya Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 14: Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday said the Shiv Sena will snap ties with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra within one year. Aaditya Thackeray further said the Shiv Sena will come to power in Maharashtra in 2019 after quitting the BJP-led alliance. Shiv Sena, which is the junior partner in the Maharashtra coalition government led by the BJP, had threatened several times in the past to walk out of the NDA government.
“The Sena will quit power in one year and come back to power on its own strength. (Sena president) Uddhav Thackeray will decide the time when the party will quit power,” Aaditya Thackeray said while addressing a rally in Ahmednagar district. “Once that is done (the decision on quitting power is taken), all of you have to work together to bring about a change,” the Yuva Sena chief added.
Aaditya Thackeray attacked the BJP government, led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and said that issues pertaining to education remain unresolved till date. “The Sena is committed to resolving the issues of students. The Sena has also created an educational application that will guide students and resolve their problems,” he said. Assembly elections will be held in 2019.
Ahead of the Assembly elections in 2014, Shiv Sena had decided to part ways with its ally BJP but that separation, however, was short-lived as the two reconciled after just 40 days. The two parties have been at loggerheads since the Thackeray-led party failed to get some plum portfolios it aspired for.