With national close, the BJP is out to woo the Shiv Sena as an ally once again.
This was evident when the Union minister Nitin Gadkari today suggested that he would very much like to see the alliance continue.
Against the backdrop of acrimony between the two parties during the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll campaign, Gadkari maintained the saffron alliance does not have any ideological differences.
He also added that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics.
Recalling the late Bal Thackeray and late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, Gadkari said that alliance is not having any ideological differences.
He was addressing a press conference here to highlight the Narendra Modi government’s achievements in the last four years.
Quoting a Marathi proverb “Tujha majha zame na, tujha vachun karme na” (we have lot of differences, but still can’t live without each other), he said the situation between the saffron allies was similar to it.
To a query if he would mediate between the two parties ahead of the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra polls next year, Gadkari said he was too busy with his ministerial work in Delhi and that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve were capable of handling the situation.>