Mumbai, June 7: In a major setback to the BJP, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday announced that his party will contest all upcoming elections alone.
“We know what the agenda of Amit Shah ji is but Shiv Sena has passed a resolution that we’ll contest all upcoming elections on our own. There will be no change in that resolution,”ANI quoted Sanjay Rout as saying.
The announcement was made after a meeting was held between BJP President Amit Shah and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday in Mumbai.
It is pertinent to mention that Shiv Sena during the national executive meeting in January 2018- the 92nd birth anniversary of late party supremo Bal Thackeray, the party passed a resolution indicating that Shiv Sena will fight next year’s Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. on its own as its alliance with the BJP is nearing to an end.
Amit Shah is working on a strategy to appease disgruntled allies of BJP for contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and BJP President started by meeting Shiv Sena, the oldest ally of Saffron Party.
In an editorial in party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, Sanjay Raut has described his party as BJP’s biggest “political enemy” and alleged that BJP’s game plan is to weaken the Uddhav Thackeray-led party while staying in power with it.