Mumbai: A day after the month-long election cacophony ended in Maharashtra for the 288 Assembly seats and lone Lok Sabha constituency Beed, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday continued to hit out at former ally BJP.
In an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece `Saamna`, Thackeray likened the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party to ‘dead snakes’ and referred to the Bharatiya Janata Party as his party’s real enemy.
Calling the BJP a ‘power hungry’ party, Thackeray said the BJP’s motive is to defeat Shiv Sena.
The power hunger prompted the BJP to unilaterally snap its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena, added Thackeray.
He, once again, wondered why has former ally BJP felt the need for holding election rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Maharashtra.
The Shiv Sena chief further accused the BJP of indulging in casteism and regionalism, just like Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party chief) and Lalu Prasad Yadav (Rashtriya Janata Dal president) do.
Maharashtra is going to polls on October 15.