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Bypoll results: Don't think alliance with Shiv Sena will break, says Devendra Fadnavis

By Deepika

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday offered to resume dialogue for pre-poll alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Devendra Fadnavis

Speaking to reporters Fadnavis said that "We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and neither do we believe that our alliance will break but effort has to be from both ways. We are ready for talks with Shiv Sena," he said.

His statement comes minutes after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray slammed the BJP, saying that it doesn't need its friends and allies anymore.

Fadnavis' attempts were countered by other political parties like Congress and NCP who almost dared Shiv Sena to break away. "If Uddhav Thackeray has even a little self respect left in him, he should get out of the alliance," said Congress leader Ashok Chavan.

"If they are really so unhappy, they should just break the alliance instrad of criticising the government's decision all the time. Why are they still supporting BJP?"

NCP's Praful Patel echoed similar sentiments. "Uddhav Thackeray is right, but no one will believe him till the time he is supporting the BJP."

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