Fadnavis, Uddhav driving talks for an alliance in BMC elections
MUMBAI: Despite all the mudslinging and criticism of each other over the past two years, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have decided to hold talks for an alliance in the polls for the country’s richest civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The primary reason for the talks to be back on the table is the top leaders — chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray — of the saffron allies.
So why are Fadnavis and
Thackeray looking at breaking bread together in the BMC polls and, if possible, even across the state in the upcoming elections?
Sources in both the parties said that the leaders are erring on the side of caution to give the tie-up talks a shot. The focus is 2019 Assembly polls and the remaining two-and-half-year term of the government,
Another reason for the parties to stick together is that they will be solely responsible for the outcome of the polls.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at an event in Vile Parle on Friday.