Mumbai: The rift between Shiv Sena-BJP
alliance widened further Monday with senior Sena leader Ramdas
Kadam terming the ally as `treacherous`, blaming the party for
his defeat in the Assembly polls in October.
"I lost the Assembly polls due to BJP and the party tried
to solicit our votes in the December 18 Council polls. I have
once again realised that an enemy is better than a treacherous
friend," Kadam said after winning the Council polls from
Kadam, who lost from Guhagar Assembly seat in Konkan,
defeated BJP`s Madhu Chavan in the Council election. Congress`
Bhai Jagtap also got elected from Mumbai to the Council.
BJP leader Vinod Tawade reacted sharply to Kadam`s
comment, saying "Kadam demanded the Konkan seat from BJP by
claiming that our party has no strength in the region and
therefore should not blame us for the earlier loss."