No Bhagwat, then Swaminathan says Shiv Sena

When revenue minister Chandrakant Patil met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday at the latter’s residence to discuss the issue, the Sena chief pushed for a complete waiver.

The aggressive stance of both partners came as Shah and Thackeray plan to meet on Sunday with discussions expected to centre around the upcoming the upcoming presidential elections.

“We will also raise the issue in the cabinet meeting next week”. Our country is Hindu and there should be no fear in saying this.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in the past had said he had suggested Bhagwat’s name for the post of president.

After Shiv Sena endorsed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s name for presidential nominee, the right-wing organization on Saturday said the former had dialed a wrong number.

He said that the party fully supports the farmers’ agitation and it is continuously monitoring the implementation of farm loan waiver package announced by the Fadnavis government. But the Shiv Sena will ensure that it will make the government “cry” for not paying attention to the farmers’ problems, he added. “Only the Sena can speak in support of this people”. His recommendations were ignored by the UPA, but now they are being discussed yet again in view of farmers’ agitation which resulted in a loan waiver from the state government early this week.

He also targeted the BJP for its failure to bring in common bovine slaughter rules across the country. I have explained the data and information that we have to Uddhavji.

According to sources, the party may consider the idea of jumping into a mid-term poll coinciding with the crucial assembly elections due in neighbouring Gujarat by the year-end.

Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar also made a similar statement in a different function, making it clear that “the BJP is always prepared for mid-term elections” and would romp home on its own strength if any allies withdrew support.

“Don’t feel that you will win everything”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah will attend the meeting.