Will not to say anything against Shiv Sena, our aim is to defeat Congress, NCP in Maharashtra: BJP

BJP MLA and president of party's Maharashtra unit Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday that they had tried their best to save the alliance with Shiv Sena but there was no flexibility in discussions.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 21:19 PM IST
Will not to say anything against Shiv Sena, our aim is to defeat Congress, NCP in Maharashtra: BJP

Mumbai: BJP MLA and president of party's Maharashtra unit Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday that they had tried their best to save the alliance with Shiv Sena but there was no flexibility in discussions.

He also said that he was confident that the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections will be won by the BJP.

At the same time, the BJP leader made it clear that his party would not say anything against the Shiv Sena during their campaign as their main aim was to make the state free of Congress.

Fadnavis posted on the micro-bloging site Twitter - “We tried our best to to save the alliance. And I'm confident this match would be won by us and no other team.”

“There wasn't flexibility in discussions. Even we felt bad about the alliance break-up, so much so that I can't express in words,” he said, adding, “We have decided not to say anything against Shiv Sena as our ultimate aim was and is Congress NCP mukht Maharashtra.”

Fadnavis also made it clear that the BJP had high regards for Bal Thackeray and commented that he “never wanted to become CM and always thought for the betterment of Maharashtra.”

He also said that BJP was known for longest alliances with parties but the Shiv Sena had given hem an insulting proposal.

“We still can't digest separation. On ground when we speak we still happen to say 'BJP-Sena' Mahayuti,” he said, adding, “Central BJP leadership had bestowed responsibility of decision on alliance on Maharashtra BJP Unit. There's no reason to blame national leaders.”

Elections are due in the state on October 15 and the counting of votes is scheduled for October 19.

With alliances breaking, the Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress and NCP are contesting the polls alone.