Tu­mul­tuous ties

Business Standard - - POLITICS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS -

The BJP be­fore May 16, 2014, was a dif­fer­ent en­tity. The day Naren­dra Modi got a ma­jor­ity for the party on its own, the en­tire dy­nam­ics changed. The Sena, de­spite hav­ing 18 mem­bers in the Lok Sabha and emerg­ing No 2 in the NDA, was of­fered a ‘pas­sen­ger’ min­istry like heavy in­dus­try . Since the BJP go­ing solo in the Oc­to­ber 2014 state polls, the ties have been strained

OCT 31, 2014: Deven­dra Fad­navis takes oath as chief min­is­ter

DEC 5, 2014: The Sena joins the gov­ern­ment but is de­nied the deputy CM post. Since then, Sena is play­ing the dou­ble role of an ally and an op­po­si­tion

2017: Both par­ties con­test the Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion polls sep­a­rately. The BJP of­fers sup­port to the Sena after a hung ver­dict

JAN 2018: The Sena de­cides to go alone in the up­com­ing Lok Sabha and Assem­bly polls

JAN 2019: The Sena joins the Op­po­si­tion in de­mand­ing a JPC probe into the Rafale deal

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