Shiv Sena Will Pull Out Of Maharashtra Govt Within A Year: Aditya Thackeray

| December 15 , 2017 , 08:31 IST

The saffron wave of BJP may be winning victories around the nation, with exit polls predicting another double victory in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, the party is facing troubles in Maharashtra, where it rules in an alliance government with the Shiv Sena.

While various leaders of the Shiv Sena have issued warnings that the party would end the alliance with BJP in Maharashtra, now Aditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that the Sena will pull out of the government, likely within a year.

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Leader of the Shiv Sena Youth Wing, Aditya Thackeray, addressed a rally in Ahmednagar on Thursdayt where said that the party can give up power anytime this year.  

"Shiv Sena can give up power anytime this year and that will be a decision of Uddhav saheb and you. Whatever happens, we have to work towards coming to power on our own," Aditya said.

"Political temperatures are high in Maharashtra. I don't know when elections will be held, but it looks like they'll be held in a year," he added.

The Shiv Sena and the BJP that govern the state of Maharashtra together have clashed on various issues, with the Sena siding with the Opposition on matters ranging from demonetisation to crop loan wavers.

A meeting last month between Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led to reports that the Shive Sena may be considering to switch sides and back the Opposition which is coming together to take on the BJP in 2019.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already warned Shiv Sena, that it cannot continue to play a dual role of "ruling party and the opposition at the same time" and that Thackeray must decide if he wants to continue the alliance with the BJP.