MUMBAI: So, when push comes to shove, griping ally Shiv Sena will back the BJP. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has issued a whip asking his MPs to support the Centre against the no-trust vote in Parliament tomorrow.
Of course, Thackeray’s whip comes after a phone call from BJP president Amit Shah.
Speculation was rife on which the Sena would go after party leader Sanjay Raut said the Centre had not fulfilled its promises made while coming to power.
“The Modi-led government failed to develop the economy in the past four years. If one looks closely, scores of farmers in the country are still reeling under agrarian crisis and are committing suicide.”
He further added that the in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP has created an unhealthy atmosphere.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had on July 18 accepted the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition parties. Mahajan stated that the Opposition MPs had given in writing for the Motion of No Confidence against the Modi-led Centre expressing their lack of confidence in the Union Council of Ministers.
The discussion and voting on the motion will take place on July 20 in Lok Sabha, and on July 23 in Rajya Sabha.