Shiv Sena softens stand against BJP in run-up to BMC polls


Softening its stand against the BJP after censuring it over a host of issues, the Shiv Sena today said criticism over policies should not be taken personally and that those who want to improve, take comments with an open heart and bring about necessary changes.

“Criticism done on policies should not be taken personally. Doing so increases stress. Governments keep committing mistakes. But, in a democracy, it is necessary these mistakes are pointed out,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiec ..

“We had expected the Sena to soften its stand against the BJP. The Sena knows the corruption that it has allowed in the BMC running into thousands of crores, will ensure that it does not retain power. Thus, they now want to use the BJP to fulfil its agenda,” Congress spokesperson Al-Nasser Zakaria alleged.

NCP legislator Kiran Pawaskar alleged, “BJP has a policy of teaching a lesson to anybody who revolts against it. It feared Eknath Khadse, so his PA was found involved in corruption and subsequently the minister had to resign.”
“Now, the Sena is a thorn in BJP’s throat. We wonder if the BJP wanted to play a similar tactic with Deepak Sawant, through his PS Sunil Mali and this made the Sena go soft against the BJP,” he further claimed.

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