BMC polls: Anyone who will ban Saamna will not be seen next time, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

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New Delhi | Updated: Feb 18, 2017 9:43 PM

Following Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s demand to ban Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna', party chief Uddhav Thackeray has hit out and today used strong words to share his reaction on the issue.

Challenging the ban on the publication, Uddhav stated, "Anyone who will ban Saamna will not be seen next time." (ANI)Challenging the ban on the publication, Uddhav stated, “Anyone who will ban Saamna will not be seen next time.” (ANI)

Following Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s demand to ban Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, party chief Uddhav Thackeray has hit out and today used strong words to share his reaction on the issue. Challenging the ban on the publication, Uddhav stated, “Anyone who will ban Saamna will not be seen next time.” The veiled threat is clear and so are the political implications.

Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, BJP has urged the EC to ban Saamna for the three days of voting on February 16, 20 and 21. However, according to a Mumbai Mirror report, sources from the Election Commission had clarified that no newspaper can be stopped from publishing, even if it has political influence.
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Stating that the Shiv Sena mouthpiece would influence the voters, BJP state spokesperson Shweta Shalini had earlier written to the Election Commission demanding a ban on Saamna.

On 26th January, Uddhav Thackeray announced that the party will not go for an alliance with the BJP in the upcoming civic polls. Ruling out the possibility of a pre-poll pact with BJP, he further alleged that the saffron has hired ‘gundas’ (goons) in the party as they can’t fight against the Shiv Sena ‘sainiks’. Thackeray further asserted that they will win the civic polls easily. He stated that the party has wasted 25 years because of alliance with other parties, in the 50 years of Sena.

It has also been hinted that if the alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena breaks down in Mumbai, their tie-up in the remaining nine municipal corporations and 25 Zilla Parishads is highly unlikely. However, Uddhav has also stated that his party has not received any proposal for alliance with Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Nirman Sena (MNS) either.

 

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