Shiv Sena has once again hit out at its former ally of 30 years the BJP. In its latest jibe it slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for removing them from the National Democratic Alliance and making their MPs sit in the Opposition side in both houses of the Parliament.
Further , the Sena likened its one-time ally BJP to 13th century invader Mohammed Ghori who killed Prithviraj Chauhan despite the legendary king sparing his life several times.
In a hard-hitting editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said it would “uproot” the BJP as the latter had dared to “challenge us”, claiming the ruling party’s “leaders were kids” when the Sena’s support helped form the NDA.
In the editorial it said, “Mohammed of Ghor, said to have laid the foundation of Islamic rule in India, fought several battles with Hindu king Prithviraj Chauhan and the latter always spared him (after defeat). But when the invader won a battle, he killed Prithviraj Chauhan.”
“Even in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has spared such ungrateful people several times and now they are trying to back-stab us,” the editorial said, without mentioning the BJP by name.
On Sunday, Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi had said that Shiv Sena MPs are being allotted seats on the opposition side in both houses of Parliament after its lone minister Arvind Sawant in the Union council of ministers resigned and the party is ‘working out’ alliance with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party to form a government in Maharashtra.
In its mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena said, ‘BJP leader Pralhad Joshi has announced Shiv Sena’s removal from the NDA after it allied with Congress and the NCP in Maharashtra to form the government in the state.
‘The Shiv Sena MPs were allotted seats on the opposition side in both houses of parliament. Those in the BJP who took this decision do not know about work done by Shiv Sena.’
‘When the BJP came into existence no party used to support it. When NDA was formed many leaders who are now holding posts in the present government were not holding any posts then and some of them were not even born,’ the editorial said.
Shiv Sena said, ‘When NDA was formed then important decisions were taken only after meeting the alliance partners under the leadership of George Fernandes and Lal Krishna Advani.
‘We ask who is the leader of the NDA now?’
The editorial further questioned whether or not the decision to remove the party from the NDA was taken in a meeting with the alliance partners?
‘Whatever has happened it has exposed those who were against the Shiv Sena. These people took the occasion of the occasion of the death anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray to made the announcement of the removal of Shiv Sena from the NDA,’ the opinion piece said.