NEW DELHI: Stating that Shiv Sena was not a religion-based party and originated to serve and fight for the rights of the people of Maharashtra, senior NCP leader Nawab Malik on Tuesday said allying with the BJP had "spoiled" the party.
Addressing media persons after Devendra Fadnavis stepped down from the chief minister's post, Malik said that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine will form the government in the state and will last for a long time.
"Let me make it clear that Shiv Sena was not formed for religion-based politics. When the Shiv Sena was formed, it was formed in the interests of Maharashtra and to fight for the people of the state," he said.
"BJP had spoiled it (Shiv Sena)," he said, adding that the next government will follow the ideals of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Refuting doubts by BJP that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress had cobbled to form an unstable alliance, the NCP leader said: "Be it Fadnavis ji or leaders in Delhi, they have been claiming that this government will not be stable."
The NCP leader said, "There will be no discrimination based on religion, language or region in this government".
"Our alliance (NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress) will last for a long time. This is the start of BJP's end, BJP has become very arrogant," he added reiterating what Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said during a show of strength of the MLAs of the combine on Monday evening at a five-star hotel here.
He also termed as a "victory of democracy", today's Supreme Court's interim order following which Devendra Fadnavis resigned as chief minister and Ajit PawaRead More – Source