The alliance game of the Bharatiya Janta Party may be strong, but it has not so much strength that it can shut the big mouth of their ally parties. Keeping the recent developments in mind, the Shiv Sena has criticised BJP.
Calling the administration of BJP as “terrible state of democracy”, the Shiv Sena said that BJP did not even wait for the chief minister's ashes to cool down and started doing its dirty politics in Goa.
Context: Pramod Sawant – a 45 years old BJP member – has sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa this morning at 2 am. The shifting of CM’s post was done so quickly as the rival party Congress was making claims of forming the government in Goa.
Actually, after the results came out after polls in Goa, Congress came out to be the largest single party. But it failed to form a government as it didn’t get the majority. Nitin Gadkari persuaded small parties to make a coalition with BJP, and then Union Defence Minister was made the Chief Minister of Goa.
When the whole of the Goa was mourning for its dead leader, politicians were moving their pawn in the chess of politics. Just after a few hours of the death of Manohar Parrikar, Nitin Gadkari, an old friend of Parrikar, flew to Goa to talk to the ally parties in Goa. But the sources said his talks failed.
Then came Amit Shah. He persuaded the MGP and the Goa Forward Party to come along with the Bhartiya Janta Party. Sawant is no match to Manohar Parrikar, hence the BJP had to give the small parties’ leaders high positions to retain them.
But that’s old news. The new development is: Shiv Sena also claimed that had the BJP not done its dirty politics in Goa, Congress would have made the government, and one of the deputies would have joined Congress and got the desired post.
Saamana, a famous magazine, the readership of which is mostly from Maharashtra, is a mouthpiece of Shiv Sena. More than often, Shiv Sena publishes its editorial in Saamana.
According to a report by the news agency PTI, an editorial in Saamana says, “This is a terrible state of democracy. They should have waited for Parrikar''s ashes to cool down. What would have happened had they waited till Tuesday morning for the oath-taking ceremony?
Even today, Goans are in mourning. After the former defence minister's demise, a day of national mourning was declared. But, these people did not even seem to have the idea that the national flag was flying half-mast.”
Keeping the fact in mind that Maharashtra has 48 Loksabha Seats, second only after Uttar Pradesh, such criticism by its allies is not good news for BJP.