Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has made it clear to party workers in Maharashtra that there would be no alliance with Shiv Sena for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections after the latter abstained from participating in Friday’s no-trust vote.
"We should be prepared to fight alone in 2019. You should start preparing now so that in your booths 51 per cent voters vote for BJP," NDTV quoted the BJP president as saying.
As per the reports the BJP chief has shared a 23-point plan with the workers to go solo in the upcoming elections. The report claimed that the BJP workers have been asked to work on the ‘Ek Booth, 25 Youth’ formula. Shah has also directed party workers to reactivate all social media groups in the state. He has also asked workers to keep an eye on rivals and aware people about the government schemes and its benefits.
The reports added that the party has not yet made any official comment on the subject.
On Friday, just a few hours before the Parliament was to start debating on the no-confidence motion, Shiv Sena announced its decision to stay away from the voting procedure.
Shiv Sena also applauded Congress President Rahul Gandhi for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha. “The Congress chief has now graduated from the real school of politics. This wasn’t a hug, but a shock to Modi. There would be more “tremors” like today for the BJP,” party leader Sanjay Raut had said on Friday.