Mumbai: Apparently going soft on Congress after the end of its alliance with BJP, the Shiv Sena today said it is "unfortunate" that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name was not dropped as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam.
Post its break-up with BJP, Shiv Sena now wants to aggressively expand its base in states other than Maharashtra as well and will kick off its "mission" from Delhi where it wants to corner its former ally mainly on the Hindutva agenda.
Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday hit out at NCP Sharad Pawar after he asked his party to be ready for snap poll, saying he "is known for playing politics of distrust" and was trying to take advantage of the current instability.
Hours after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar indicated the prospect of snap polls in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena on Tuesday rushed to support its estranged ally Bharatiya Janata Party.
Mumbai: Amid speculation that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke to Uddhav Thackeray to coax him for joining the Maharashtra government, Shiv Sena Monday struck an optimistic note saying an alliance with the BJP is possible.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena Monday ruled out rapprochement with former ally BJP saying the ruling party has "shattered the hopes of the people" after what transpired during the trust vote in Maharashtra assembly.
Two days after BJP patriarch LK Advani held the Shiv Sena responsible for breaking ties with his party, the Sena on Sunday shot back at the octogenarian saying his party failed to provide him with complete information on the alliance breakdown.