Wasted quarter century in alliance with BJP: Shiv Sena

Accusing the BJP of its deviation from secular credentials, Shiv Sena said BJP would not even hesitate to dub Chhatrapati Shivaji and Lokmanya Tilak as anti-nationals to serve its purpose.

Wasted quarter century in alliance with BJP: Shiv Sena

After the decision to go alone in Maharashtra civic polls, Shiv Sena today lodged an attack on BJP. Shiv Sena stated that party felt it had wasted a quarter century by being in an alliance with the saffron party for the sake of “Hindutva” and the interests of Maharashtra.

Accusing the BJP of its deviation from secular credentials, Shiv Sena said BJP would not even hesitate to dub Chhatrapati Shivaji and Lokmanya Tilak as anti-nationals to serve its purpose.


“We have been experiencing this for the last 25 years for the sake of Hindutva and for the welfare of the state. But these 25 years have been wasted and rusted. What should have happened 25 years back has happened today,” an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana stated.

“The state will breathe fresh for the first time in 25 years because the rope tied around the neck of Hindutva has finally been unknotted,” Saamana revealed.

“The alliance with BJP was over during the (2014) Assembly polls itself, what remained was a mere relation for Hindutva and Maharashtra, but BJP finished that as well owing to their ill intentions of winning everything with money and power."

“These people are worse than those who were in power under the Congress regime. These people could dub icons like Shivaji Maharaj and Lokmanya Tilak as anti-nationals to prove their secular credentials,” the Shiv Sena said.

“When we allied with the BJP, we kept in mind the ‘yuti dharma’ (coalition principles). But BJP had deceit in its heart. Had it not been so, they would not have used the polls to expand its base rather than keeping the interests of people in mind,” the Shiv Sena added.

“The memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji is being built for political gains. But what about the ideals of Shivaji Maharaj? He never played politics of religion,” Shiv Sena questioned BJP.

“These people do not want to safeguard religion but want to increase their seats and save their chairs. Whatever is beneficial to them is their religion,” the Sena stated.