Election 2019: Modi wave has diminished, says Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam

BJP president Amit Shah, earlier, during his visit to Maharashtra told the party workers to not bother about the alliance with Shiv Sena and prepare to contest the elections alone

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Amid the alliance row between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections, Maharashtra Environment Minister and Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Tuesday said that the Modi wave is diminished.

While talking to the media in Mumbai, Kadam asserted that BJP should focus on them rather than challenging Shiv Sena. With his strong criticism, Kadam said that BJP will be finished in the upcoming state assembly elections.

Earlier in 2014, Shiv Sena and BJP contested the elections alone and formed a post-poll alliance after BJP turned out to largest party in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena won 63 seats in Maharashtra elections even during Modi wave. However, now the wave has diminished. BJP will meet the same fate in Maharashtra as it did in five states recently,” Kadam said while criticising its ally in the state. 

During his recent visit in Latur, BJP president Amit Shah told the party workers and leaders to not bother about the alliance with Shiv Sena while asking them to start preparing for the elections alone.

Reacting to Shah’s statement, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that they are not afraid of hollow threats. “We are courageous and don’t forget that we have defeated Afzal Khan and Augarzeb,” Raut added.

Shiv Sena has been constantly criticising its ally in Maharashtra and the ruling party in centre over several issues including the Ram Mandir dispute. While the BJP has been trying to lure Shiv Sena into forming a pre-poll alliance with them, Raut clarified that they will contest the upcoming elections solely.

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