It is some consolation that the BJP top brass which had kept the Sena on the ice has now said that it would be happy to have the former partner in the government. What it did not say openly is that it would be on the BJP’s terms, says Mahesh Vijapurkar. If only Uddhav Thackeray and his party mouth piece Saamna had minded their words, avoided such metaphors as aulads of Afzal Khan, Dilli ki billi, and a reference to Narendra Modi’s baap, the Shiv Sena, despite being a rival in the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The vituperative campaign against the BJP by the Shiv Sena does not make for an easy post-poll tie-up should either of the two be forced to come together to cobble the numbers. Either must get a clear 145 seats to avoid a forced remarriage to the same political spouse. Any one going with Congress or the NCP only means the platter serves up a goulash, says Mahesh Vijapurkar. A day after the public campaign for Maharashtra assembly polls ended -- the traditional surreptitious money, liquor, gifts ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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