BJP awaits final result amid political battle within Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

New Delhi, June 24

The BJP is awaiting the final outcome of the political battle between the disgruntled MLAs of the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena led by rebel party leader Eknath Shinde. ,

Two-thirds of the 55 Shiv Sena MLAs, that is, 37 of the party’s MLAs, are loyal to Shinde, who now claims that more than 40 of the party’s legislators are strongly supporting him, and many more join him. likely to happen. In the next few days.

Accusing Uddhav Thackeray of abandoning the ideology of Hindutva, Shinde is now laying claim to the legacy of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, the real Shiv Sena and even the party’s symbol.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, who is part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government in Maharashtra, on Thursday defended Thackeray and accused the BJP of plotting a political ruckus within the Shiv Sena.

However, the BJP, which is reportedly being blamed for the political turmoil within the Shiv Sena, has termed the political crisis the latter as “internal party affairs”.

The saffron party says that there was bound to be a crisis within the Shiv Sena at some point or the other, which compromised with Hindutva to stay in power in Maharashtra.

From the outset, the BJP has called the MVA government an “unholy alliance”, while asserting that the people of Maharashtra had given the mandate to the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, but Uddhav Thackeray betrayed the BJP to become the chief minister and instead formed did. Alliance with Congress and NCP.

Meanwhile, the BJP is trying to take political steps cautiously and is waiting for the final result of the ongoing fight in Shiv Sena.

The BJP is also awaiting Uddhav Thackeray’s final decision on Eknath Shinde’s offer, with the latter advising the Maharashtra chief minister to break alliance with the NCP and Congress and form the government with the BJP.

Many BJP leaders believe that Uddhav Thackeray may join hands with BJP again if both the MVA government and Shiv Sena fall and if there is no other way out.

This is the reason why the BJP high command has remained silent despite scathing political attacks from Shiv Sena leaders Uddhav Thackeray and Sanjay Raut, NCP’s Sharad Pawar as well as Congress leaders. IANS