Published On : Sun, Jun 26th, 2016

Shiv Sena will pull out of Maha govt before 2017 civil polls: Chavan

prithviraj-chavanMumbai: Senior Congress leader Prithviraj has said the Shiv Sena may break off its ruling alliance with the BJP in Maharashtra before next year’s civic polls in Mumbai and other cities of the state.

“The coalition of BJP and Shiv Sena is full of contradictions and the kind of spat the two parties are having is evidence of the same,” the former Maharashtra chief minister told reporters. “As a politician, it is my reading that before the civic body polls in Mumbai and other parts of the state, Shiv Sena may withdraw their support and pull out from the (state) government,”

Chavan, a former Union minister, said. “Once the Shiv Sena withdraws support, the government will automatically go into a minority and further political developments will take place,” he added.

Recently, the ruling alliance partners had locked horns with each other over an article in the BJP’s fortnightly magazine Manogat. The article had dared the Sena to go in for a “divorce” while enumerating the sacrifices the saffron party has made in the past to keep the alliance intact.