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Athawale said the BJP would get significant number of votes from Muslims and Dalits as well.
The two parties have been at loggerheads over several issues and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that his party would fight all future polls alone.
Ramdas Athawale said he would soon meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to submit this demand.
Abhishek Singhvi condemned the remarks made by Union minister Ramdas Athawale on petrol and diesel, saying they are 'insensitive' and a 'cruel joke' on the people of the country.
In a statement issued in Mumbai, Athawale, a BJP ally and the Union Minister of State for Social Justice, said that he understands people are getting affected by the rising fuel prices.
Referring to the allowances he gets, Athawale said, "I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post."
The Bombay High Court, in June, asked the ministry to consider issuing the directive to the media.
Athawale said that the Act could not be changed now and it was the duty of all sections of society to support Dalits on this issue.
Speaking in Nagpur, Maharashtra, he said that his party-- the Republican Party of India (Athawale)-- was opposed to the government's advisory against the use of the word Dalit.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes
Athawale told reporters on Wednesday that the word Dalit symbolises the struggle undertaken to give these communities their rights.