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BJP doesn't need MNS: Former Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar

Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhir Mugantiwar also said that his party is willing to join hands with Shiv Sena to form government in the state.

BJP doesn't need MNS: Former Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar
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The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has brought about a major shift in its party policy. With the launch of its new saffron flag, Raj Thackeray-led MNS has turned completely saffron – has adopted Hindutva.

As this happened, the political speculations suggested that MNS may join hands with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the 'Hindutva' idiology. BJP has recently lost its 35-year-old ally, Shiv Sena, after the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections. 

Former Maharashtra Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Sudhir Mungantiwar said that BJP doesn’t need MNS and no proposal for an alliance has come up from Raj Thackeray’s party as well. 

“BJP’s policy is to take like-minded parties along. However, there has been no proposal for alliance from MNS. BJP doesn’t need MNS,” said Sudhir Mungantiwar. 

Days before MNS’ first-ever conclave (Maha Adhiveshan) which was convened on January 23, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Devendra Fadnavis had reportedly met Raj Thackeray and held closed-door meeting. 

On the occasion of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s birth anniversary, Amit Thackeray – son of Raj Thackeray – was appointed as MNS leader. Moreover, the MNS also appropriated Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhir Mugantiwar said that his party is willing to join hands with Shiv Sena to form government in the state. 

“Shiv Sena is a natural ally of the BJP. If Shiv Sena still offers to form government in Maharashtra saying it was a mistake to party ways, BJP will have no objection accepting the proposal,” BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said while speaking at an event in Nanded.

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This indicates that BJP is still open to forming the government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Mungantiwar said that if Shiv Sena realises its “mistake” of breaking the saffron alliance, the BJP is ready for a patch up. 


 

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