Published On : Mon, Oct 29th, 2018

BJP wants next elections contested in alliance with Shiv Sena: Raosaheb Danve

Two-thirds majority needed in Parlt for Ram Temple

Nagpur: Amid the bitter feud and ongoing war of words between BJP and Shiv Sena, the President of State BJP Raosaheb Danve has expressed hope that both the parties would fight the next elections together.

Interacting with media persons in Nagpur, Danve said his party wished both parties contested the next polls in alliance. “The tie-up will be based on the formula hammered out by Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray and late Pramod Mahajan. The party winning more seats would have the role of big brother. BJP ‘majbut hai, majboor nahi’ (BJP is strong, not helpless). We had not dumped the alliance during last Assembly elections. The party and people think that BJP and Sena should stay together,” the BJP leader said.

Danve these days is touring across the state and assessing the political situation parliamentary constituencies wise. On Monday, Danve reviewed the Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency. The seat is with Shiv Sena in alliance. To a question whether BJP is strengthening itself at Sena strongholds, Danve said, “The seats BJP fights and the seats the party not contests are becoming stronger for BJP. Cabinet expansion is on cards but no time has been fixed.

The party has geared for next elections. The Organising Secretary Vijay Puranik is undertaking tours across the state. He will visit all 48 Lok Sabha seats. Puranik gauged the mood in Ramtek and Amravati constituencies on Monday. The party has appointed booth managers in all 288 Assembly seats. There are 92,000 booths out of which 87,000 booth managers are being appointed. A War Room is monitoring the ongoing works on booths,” he said.

Two-thirds majority needed in Parlt for Ram Mandir:
Danve said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had recently demanded ordinance for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “Ram Temple issue is constitutional one. For a law on the issue the government needed two-thirds majority,” he stressed.

Lok Sabha, Assembly polls not simultaneously:
According to Danve, Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will not be held simultaneously. The current government in state will complete its full term. He dismissed the speculations that both the elections will be held simultaneously in state.