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We are ready for a patch up with Shiv Sena: Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar

Former Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that if Shiv Sena realises its “mistake” of breaking the saffron alliance, the BJP is ready for a patch up.

We are ready for a patch up with Shiv Sena: Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar
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Former Maharashtra Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Sudhir Mungantiwar on Thursday 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.

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. 

However, Mungantiwar took a dig at Shiv Sena for forming the government with Congress saying that both the parties have different principles and stand on issues. 

After the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections, Shiv Sena had ditched its 35-year-old ally BJP to form an alternative government with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). 

“Congress leader Ashok Chavan has admitted that both the parties came together on the demands of Muslims to keep the BJP out of power,” said Mungantiwar. 

The remarks of senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar come ahead of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s scheduled visit to Ayodhya on March 7. Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had annoucned that Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya after completion of 100 days in power.

The three parties had worked out at ‘Common Minimum Programme (CMP)’ for the smooth functioning of Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state. 

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Earlier in November 2019, the clash between the BJP and Shiv Sena took place over the Chief Ministerial post which led to a political deadlock in Maharashtra after the results for state assembly elections were announced. 


 

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