The tug of war between the BJP-Sena coalition is getting murkier as the latter continues its scathing attack on Modi Government. It is awkward situation for the ruling party to be part of such a coalition partner and still continue with the same vein for the sake of holding power. Sena leaders are trying hard to make their presence felt before the unveiling of the city’s Development Plan (DP) and thereby playing vote bank politics to maintain and brew up the tussle between the two parties. As the alliance with BJP in the State and at the Centre will continue but the relations between the two parties have been strained for a long time. It is a situation for Sena as they want the cake and eat it to. The battle lines were clearly drawn in a long drawn relationship between the two parties. In the tussle between the coalition partners the implementation of development plan should not suffer. It looks rather childish to be part of a team as partners and back stab them with war of words.
Jayanthi S Maniam
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