The writing is on the wall. The never ending rift between BJP-Sana continues to hamper the developmental plans of the ruling party at the centre. Sena chief was even contemplating to withdraw party’s only Minister from the Union Government from the beginning. The trend continues to haunt the development of the Maharashtra State. With Petrol price hike in their mind, Sena is trying to cause a big rift with ruling BJP Government. Now turning its anger to both demonetisation and GST, the Shiv Sena is trying to upset the. balance. Sena opposes BJP and the tit for tat attitude of the two parties is watched closely by the people of Maharashtra. Both the parties are not seeing eye to eye and that causes unnecessary spat between the two parties at various levels. The Assembly poll results titled the scales in favour of BJP as they emerged as the single largest party and Shiv Sena was having no other choice but to join the coalition for the betterment of the State instead of finding fault all the time. The bitter relationship between the allies is taking different twist and turns and Shiv Sena choose demonetisation and GST apart from Petrol price hike as the agenda to just check the progress and the developmental plans in a most controversial way.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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