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Our friendship with BJP isn't drama, drama was what happened in UP: Uddhav Thackeray

ANI | June 19, 2019 10:54 PM
CM Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders at the meeting in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the coalition between BJP and his party was a strong bond and was not done for winning some elections like the SP-BSP coalition in Uttar Pradesh.

"Our friendship with BJP is not a drama, I think no other party has this kind of friendship. The drama was what happened in Uttar Pradesh, as soon as the election ended the coalition between Mayawati and Akhilesh too came to an end. On the other hand, whatever differences we had with the BJP were sorted out when Amit Shahji visited Matoshri," Thackeray said addressing party workers here.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other leaders from both the parties were also present at the event held on the occasion of 53rd foundation day of the Shiv Sena.

Thackeray said, "We will now run together, there is no opposition now. Our alliance is strong, but there is a need to be cautious. I have said in Ayodhya that the Ram Mandir will be constructed in the Narendra Modi government."

Thackeray added that since a decision with BJP has been reached regarding the Chief Minister post in the state there are no worries now.

"We have reached an agreement with the BJP regarding CM post in the state and coupled with the glorious win of Lok Sabha and the defeat of people who called Savarkar cowards it is a great time for us," he said.

"CM Fadnavis, you have come here with an open heart, a new phase of the alliance in Maharashtra begins today. We have come here together and take an oath to never leave the Hindutva ideology," Thackeray said addressing CM Fadnavis.

The Shiv Sena chief also stressed on equality in his address signalling his and the party's desire to get a fair share of the CM post in the state. `

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