Friday, 3 October 2014

'I don't want Shiv Sena to be a small ally of BJP', says Uddhav

KOLHAPUR : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday cautioned former Mahayuti partners to remain alert about the BJP saying that if the party could be "treacherous" to its 25-year-old friend, then new friends should be aware.

Thackeray also criticized farmers' leader and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti, who had led several protests over higher sugarcane price.

"Shetti came to me couple of weeks ago with the issue of the onion producers'. They wanted to agitate against the Union agriculture minister. I told them to have patience since the government is ours. However, they not only protested at Nashik, but also burnt an effigy of the union minister. I was supporting the government, while Shetty, Sadabhau Khot were against the government. What happened after that is known to everyone state," he said, speaking at a huge rally at Kolhapur's Petala ground on Thursday night.

Thackeray said that demanding 34 seats from the Shiv Sena was like cutting the party and it was not acceptable to him at any cost. He alleged the BJP has not only broken the alliance; but also the party's relation with the Hindutva.

"I don't want Shiv Sena to be a small ally of BJP. My father, Balasaheb, didn't teach me dirty politics. I didn't learn back-stabbing," he said, adding that Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister of this country was Shiv Sena's dream.

Criticizing BJP's campaign slogan, 'Shiv Chhatrapati Ka Ashirvad; Chalo Chale Modi ke Sath,' (With blessings of Shiv Chhatrapati, let's walk with Modi), Thackeray added, 'ka marli amhla lath? (Why you kicked us?)

Taking a dig at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, Thackeray said, "Prithviraj Chavan, let's agree, you are not corrupt. Then why did you sit with the NCP even after allegations were made against them? Sitting with such partners is also corruption according to us." Thackeray,Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana,Shiv Sena,Kolhapur

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