Mumbai - There seems to be cricket match going on between the Shiv Sena and the BJP as both the parties are using the cricket terminology while targeting each other in the BMC election campaigning. Shiv Sena has refuted BJP’s allegations of a match-fixing with the Congress party. Sena has stated that the BJP should stop giving such statements to divert people’s attention towards such divisive subjects. Meanwhile, the BJP has accepted this challenged and demanded open discussion on this issue. City BJP president Ashish Shelar, while addressing a poll rally in the city, had alleged that there is a match-fixing between Sena and Congress in the BMC polls and these parties have fielded weak candidates against each other.
Sena MLC Anil Parab challenged Shelar to prove his allegation or stop giving such statements. He asked the BJP leader to list the names of 42 wards where such match-fixing is being alleged. Reacting on this, BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari expressed party’s readiness for open discussion on this subject and claimed that what Shelar had said was 100 per cent true.