Days after Sharad Pawar revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered him to work together, the Shiv Sena wondered why the BJP took five years to realise the NCP chief’s “utility and experience”.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on Wednesday sought to know what benefit the BJP was trying to seek from the NCP, which the saffron party leaders earlier called as the “Naturally Corrupt Party”.
It also said that had the NCP won less than “55 seats” in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the BJP would not have tried to make friendly overtures to Pawar’s party.
All efforts of the BJP were only to restrict the Shiv Sena from coming to power. However, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray halted the BJP’s plans to gain power, it said. Thackeray took over as chief minister over a month after state Assembly poll results were declared on October 24.
The Marathi publication also warned the BJP that if its foot slips again, it will fall.