Ramdas Kadam, a Shiv Sena leader, today, reacted to the remarks made by Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, and threatened the BJP.
Ramdas Kadam said, “They (BJP) have already lost elections miserably in five states. Don’t come to Maharashtra and threaten us or we will bury you. Don’t forget that we won 63 seats despite the (Modi) wave.”
Recently, Amit Shah addressed the Shiv Sena and said, if the Party will not form an alliance with the BJP, then the Party will not think twice and will defeat the Shiv Sena in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
When asked about the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, which provides 10 % reservation to the upper class of the society, Mr. Kadam took a dig at the BJP and questioned the approval of the bill. Referring to the existing quota present in Maharashtra for Marathas, Dhangras and Muslims, he said, “Then how will they give further reservation to everybody? Are these decisions being taken in view of the elections?”
The rift between the BJP and Shiv Sena, who formed an alliance for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is intensifying ahead of Lok Sabha elections, 2019.
Maharashtra will contest the Lok Sabha elections for 48 seats in 2019 and the major parties contesting are the Shiv Sena and the BJP.