Mumbai, Feb 20: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the party has forged an alliance with the BJP, after receiving "positive" cues, on political knots like the construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and Maharashtra's next Chief Minister will be Shiv Sainik.
In an editorial in its Marathi newspaper Saamana, the party termed the critics of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as "insects" and asserted that the Opposition fears debacle in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls owing to the alliance.
Citing the example of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the party said that the "trustworthy" ally Mr Kumar dropped out of the National Democratic Alliance twice and there is vast ideological differences between him and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi but they came together purely out of "national interest" and "citizens will".
The party further said that be it the Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj or Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, history has records that attacks have came from the end of known ones', but now the "wave" has turned in "our" favour."Shiv Sena didn't turn its' back when the wave was in favour and the party has not sheathed its' sword," the editorial read further.
Hailing the leadership of the Prime Minister Modi, the editorial read that the Congress National President Rahul Gandhi's "development book" has improved all the way from 2014 and he now hones the support of his sister Priyanka.
Referring to its alliance stitched recently with the BJP, the party said that the "arrangement" must be supported as it has been made for the benefit of Maharashtra. (UNI)