Mumbai: Its alliance with the BJP for the coming Lok Shiv elections notwithstanding, the Shiv Sena has continued to be highly critical of the way the Centre has dealt with the Pulwama terror attack. Also Read - Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE: Sachin Pilot, His Loyalists Likely to Skip Second CLP Meeting Today, Say Reports
Now a Sena MP has batted for swift action against the perpetrators. Speaking to ANI, Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar said, “When Pulwama attack took place, Uddhav Thackeray ji said this, and even Balasaheb ji had the same stand that ‘mukadma mat chalao, sidha goli chalao’ (Don’t move court, shoot them). Shiv Sena has the same stand, an agressive one. Jab tak akraman nahi karenge, faisla hone waala nahi hai (We won’t get justice till we launch an attack).” Also Read - Rajasthan Political Crisis Latest News: BTP Asks Its 2 MLAs to Abstain if Trust Vote Takes Place
Even yesterday, Sena mouthpiece, Saamana, in an editorial, had pointed out that the BJP-led Government should not to wait “till the eve of polling (for Lok Sabha)” to act against Pakistan. Also Read - West Bengal Latest News: BJP Hits Streets Over MLA's Death, State in Charge Calls For CBI Probe
It also said the Modi government should not depend on the US and European countries to condemn the attack. “We have to fight for ourselves instead of looking at America or the European countries for support,” the Sena said.
Meanwhile, on its formula of rotational chief minister, the Shiv Sena said if the BJP did not agree, it should “break the alliance” which was announced two days ago.
Speaking to ANI, Shiv Sena MLA Ramdas Kadam said his party had finalised the alliance with the BJP after the latter agreed to equally share the spot of chief minister.