Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday asked ally BJP to be cautious while inducting leaders from Opposition parties, saying that doing so may pose problems in future.
Taking a dig at Opposition parties, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party also referred to a recent blog post of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which Mr Modi alleged that the Congress and corruption were synonyms.
The Sena editorial said that incoming Congress and NCP leaders might seem beneficial today but could cause problems in future. Today, people were joining the party because there was power. When there remained none, they would latch on to other relations.
The Sena also pointed out that Mr Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil was once a Shiv Sainik and the party had given him a ministerial berth in the state. Even his father in the central government had been given a ministerial berth.
The editorial said, âBut Mr Vikhe-Patil turned against us when our government went out of power. As the Leader of the Opposition, he did not behave like one. Even when in power, he did not take a firm stand (on various issues) like the Sena did. On the contrary, he used to oppose us.â
The party said that at present, the situation was like people were asking him to resign on moral gr-ounds. âThese are households which do not believe in a specific ideology. They turn in the direction the wind is blowing,â read the editorial.
Earlier, Mr Radhakris-hna Vikhe-Patil expressed disappointment over the NCPâs refusal to exchange the Ahmednagar LS seat with the Congress.