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Everyone knows what Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did when betrayed and attacked from behind," Thackeray told reporters Saturday. "Let them try to break Shiv Sena MLAs, we will not keep quiet," he added.
BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a tug-of-war since results day last week over the exact nature of their coalition government.
The stalemate in Maharashtra where the Shiv Sena wants the CM post from the BJP for two-and-a-half years has angered Sena MLAs who don't want to sit in opposition.
A round-up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.
Nearly 20% of the candidates fielded by BJP in Maharashtra assembly elections are from political families, including CM Devendra Fadnavis.
BJP is expected to win 66 of 90 seats in Haryana, says the ‘Poll of Exit Polls’. In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is expected to bag 211 of 288 seats.
As Maharashtra and Haryana go to the polls Monday, the BJP has been campaigning against an almost-absent opposition.
Except for the shenanigans of a Sanjay Nirupam or a Milind Deora, Mumbai’s politics has hardly been discussed in the run-up to the elections.
BJP has promised quotas to Marathas, Jats and upper caste poor without data to back the claim, and with conflicting aims.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s family has presided over a vast network of local elites for decades, creating a political equivalent of the gilded age.