Mumbai, July 20: The Shiv Sena which said it accidentally issued the whip to back the BJP during the no-confidence motion has still not made it clear what stand it would take.
It however decided to lash out at the BJP in an editorial that appeared in its mouth-piece Saamna.
The BJP has the numbers. This motion is not to bring down the BJP government, but to whip the BJP publicly for its sins, the editorial stated. There are question marks on how this government won a majority, the sulking ally also said.
The party in power should not feel proud of its majority. Money power, muscle power and manipulation of EVMs is the three point success of the BJP, it also added. The country today has fake democracy, the Shiv Sena also added.
"The question is, will the opposition stand together? This is a challenge in front of Sonia Gandhi. But the same question can be asked to NDA as well. TDP was a part of NDA till recently. Why did it leave? Raju Shetti, who started the milk agitation in Maharashtra, was also a part of NDA till last year. Forget everyone else, the Shiv Sena too is still with NDA on paper. We supported BJP during its lull period, we campaigned for them for Hindutva.
And after 25 years of partnership, the BJP speaks about parting ways? Their language changed only after their defeat in the Lok Sabha bypolls."