‘Shiv Sena to decide PM in 2019’

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Mumbai, June 19: BJP’s close ally Shiv Sena tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and said that it would not allow 2014 political tragedy to repeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Thackeray also said ts party is capable enough to decide who will occupy the throne of Prime Minister in Delhi.

This statement via party’s mouthpiece Saamna comes days after Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray met BJP Chief Amit Shah at his residence, which clears the air that all is not well between the partners.

Shiv Sena on its 52 Anniversary accused its alliance partner of doing injustice with the nation at various fronts.Shiv Sena, in its editorial expressed confidence and said that it will win the next Maharashtra Assembly Elections on its own and will play a role of kingmaker in the 2019 general elections.

At a time when the BJP is desperately trying to woo Sena for an alliance, the Uddhav Thackeray helmed party, in its mouthpiece Saamna made clear that it would opt out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The Sena in a sardonic attack said that like Delhi, a virtual dust storm is making lives miserable across the nation but Prime Minister Modi remains unfazed.”Only Delhi is not witnessing a dust storm. The entire nation is experiencing one but Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot see it as he is never in the country,” the editorial said.

Shiv Sena attacked Modi government, saying “Questions are being asked: Is there an emergency in the nation? Our soldiers are being killed but the Centre remains unfazed.

The editorial also cornered the Centre over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to give illegal migrants from “minority communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan” — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsi and Christians – an easy and short path to Indian citizenship.

“Shiv Sena’s journey has never been easy. Even today there are many obstacles in our path. However, despite all the hindrances we are confident of winning the next Maharashtra Assembly Elections solo. We also are sure of the fact that we will play a major role in the upcoming general elections,” the Saamna editorial read.

“The culture and the identity of Assam are in danger. The Centre is trying to bring in foreign elements in the state, this way the people of the state will have to compromise on their rights,” the editorial added.

It further slammed the intensions of private developers ‘renaming’ areas in Mumbai. The Sena chief in the past has objected to alleged change of names of places like Worli and Malabar Hills in Mumbai.

.The editorial also reviewed party’s 52-year-long journey and highlighted the milestones achieved along the way, while underlining the party’s contribution to the state and the country.

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