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Bal Thackeray accuses BJP of mistreating allies

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday criticised the BJP, accusing it of riding piggyback on regional parties and mistreating its allies.



Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday
criticised the BJP, accusing it of riding piggyback on
regional parties and mistreating its allies.
"BJP says it is a national party but has succeeded only
with the help of regional parties. In Punjab, it has problems
with the Akali Dal and in Maharashtra, BJP is constantly
straining relations with us till breaking point," the Sena
chief said in an editorial in party mouthpiece `Saamana`.
The provocation for Thackeray`s attack on BJP was the
election of BJP leader Ganesh Bidkar as Chairman of the Pune
Municipal Corporation Standing Committee. The Sena had also
fielded a candidate and asked the BJP for support. But the BJP
candidate won with help of MNS and NCP.

"On one hand BJP leader Gopinath Munde says there will be
no alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party or Maharashtra
Navnirman Sena and now they get their partyman elected with
help of MNS and NCP," the editorial said.

PTI

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