Mumbai, 24/6:The Shiv Sena on Thursday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should work with NCP president Sharad Pawar to bring all opposition parties together to take on the ruling BJP at the Centre. “Gandhi targets the Center and its policies, but on Twitter,” said an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. Shiv Sena, which shares power with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress in Maharashtra, claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expressions have changed.
It said, ‘They know that the situation in the country has gone out of their hands. Despite people’s anger, the BJP and the government are confident that there is no threat to them as the opposition is weak and isolated.
Amid intensifying speculation about the possibility of a third front against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Pawar along with leaders of eight opposition parties, including the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Left, visited his residence in Delhi. But the meeting was held on Tuesday. However, leaders who took part in the discussions said the national forum was an “apolitical” meeting of like-minded individuals. The National Forum has been created by Yashwant Sinha, former Finance Minister and TMC Vice President, along with others.
A Shiv Sena editorial published on Thursday said, “Rahul Gandhi should join hands with Pawar to bring all opposition parties together.” It was suggested that Gandhi should have organized the tea party of opposition leaders. Shiv Sena said, “Sharad Pawar can bring all the opposition parties together. But then, the question of leadership arises. If we expect leadership from Congress then the party itself is running without any national president.”
Sane said that there is an organization named UPA (Congress-led United Progressive Alliance) but does the country have a strong and organized opposition? This question is still pending. It remarked in a taunting manner, “The Chai Party of Rashtriya Manch at Sharad Pawar’s Delhi home has shown the true position of the opposition. The Marathi daily said that nothing came out in the meeting that lasted for two and a half hours, while it was discussed loudly in the media.