MUMBAI: The RSS has redflagged the NCP’s proposed support to the BJP to form government in Maharashtra, calling it “political suicide”.
Senior NCP leader Praful Patel said that his party would “help” the BJP form the government as it has emerged as the single largest party in the state. With 122 seats, the BJP emerged as the single largest party, but fell short of 22 seats to the majority.
A top RSS leader said that the organisation would oppose to the BJP’s any move to get closer to the NCP. He claimed that their opposition to the NCP was not political, but ideological. To argue, he mentioned that it was NCP chief Sharad Pawar who had coined the term “saffron terrorism”.
The RSS leader has some reasons to believe that the BJP would listen to the organisation. According to him, the BJP could win three seats -- Thane, Dombivli and Kalyan (West) -- purely because of its cadres’ efforts. “The BJP’s organisational set up is very weak in these areas. If our cadre had not taken active participation in the campaign, the BJP would have lost these seats. We have a right to advice the BJP,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has made it clear that he would not initiate to send a proposal to the BJP to form the government.