The BJP on Friday downplayed its ally Shiv Sena’s decision to field candidates in UP and other states saying their alliance was strong and the issues will be resolved through talks.
“We are standing together firmly for the next elections and the alliance would achieve its best result by winning majority of the 48 seats in Maharashtra,” BJP president Rajnath Singh said. He added that two parties have remained close since the times of Bal Thackeray.
“When Balasaheb Thackeray was there, he was not just a leader known in Maharashtra but all over the country. Since that time, BJP and Shiv Sena have very strong, old and unbroken relations,” Singh added.
Rajnath Singh response came after Shiv Sena on Friday decided to field candidates in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi for the LS polls, at the same time stressed that it will not contest against Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh.
‘PC Running Away from Polls’
The BJP on Friday said Finance Minister P Chidambaram was “running away from the contest” as he fielded his son from the Lok Sabha seat represented by him.
“The (person) who served as the finance minister for seven out of 10 years of UPA rule is not even contesting. He is running away from the contest. He is not willing to face the public to give answers as to what his achievements are,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.