As the rift between Shiv Sena and BJP is widening on every given day, the NCP has now decided to expose Sena during the budget session of the state legislature beginning from March 6.
Speaking to reporters, state NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the party will demand voting on money bills during the budget session to expose Shiv Sena. He said, “This will be a good opportunity for us and we will come to know during the voting whether Shiv Sena, the estranged partner of BJP supports the Devendra Fadnavis government or not.”
“Truly speaking the Sena should walk out of the state government as it has failed people. Sena leaders are saying a lot of things against the BJP-led government during the election rallies. It's the right time for them to show some action,” he added.
Replying to a query, Malik reiterated that NCP chief Sharad Pawar has already made it clear that the party was ready to face mid-term elections in the state, in the backdrop of breaking of the ties between the saffron allies. “The NCP had declared its outside support to BJP which had emerged as the single largest party in 2014 Assembly elections. This particular decision was taken with the intention to avoid prospects of immediate elections or of suspension of Assembly,” Malik made it clear.
“In the last two-and-a-half-years, people are fed up with the BJP government and NCP will not do anything to save it,” the NCP spokesperson pointed out.
Malik claimed that the BJP's advertisements appearing in all newspapers do not mention the name of the printer and publisher. “We will complain to the Election Commission in this regard. The Mumbai unit of BJP has spent Rs 500 crore on advertising irrespective of the limits imposed by the poll watchdog,” he alleged.