While hitting out to the BJP chief Amit Shah for his remarks that the saffron party will thrash the former allies if a pre poll alliance is not materialised before the Lok Sabha election, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that “no one is born yet who can trounce Sena.”
In a veiled warning to the Sena, Shah had recently said that if an alliance happened, the BJP will ensure victory for its allies, but if it did not then the party will thrash its former allies in the coming Lok Sabha polls. While criticising the remarks, Thackeray, whose party is an ally of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said that, I have heard words like ‘patak denge’ from someone. One who will trounce the Shiv Sena is yet to be born.
While adressing to the public in a rally in Worli area, taking a swipe at the ‘Modi wave’ before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said that, “The Sena has seen enough ‘waves’ in its journey.”
Unlike the BJP, he said, the Sena has raised the Ram temple construction issue before the polls to “expose” those who used the issue as a poll plank. I raise the Ram Mandir issue during elections only to expose others who always use it as an election plank,” the Sena chief said.
The Congress party was shown its place in 2014 for its deeds. The party even could not get the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha then the BJP should tell me how the congress is hindering the construction of the Ram Mandir, he asked.
How the BJP could build the Ram temple when it has allies like Nitish Kumar of the JD (U) and Ram Vilas Paswan of the LJP opposing it. The BJP should come clean on it, he further added.