New Delhi: BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday contended that the saffron party wants to fight the 2019 general elections together with Shiv Sena, which shares an acrimonious relationship with the latter.
“I repeat this, that we want Shiv Sena and BJP to fight together in 2019 elections,” Shah was quoted. The BJP chief was addressing a press conference as BJP marks the completion of four years in power.
Sena and BJP have been at loggerheads for some time with the former criticising the BJP and the union government time and again, hinting at the strain in the relations between the two estranged partners.
On questions pertaining to the strained relationship with the allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Shah said “TDP left but Nitish Ji came, 11 more parties became part of the NDA after 2014. The family of NDA has increased, not decreased. Only Chandrababu Ji (Andhra Pradesh CM) left.”