Shiv Sena voted in favour of NDA Government during the No Confidence Motion in Parliament. That doesn't mean they will fight next elections jointly. Recent interview of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray indicates there won't be alliance with BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. 'Until now, We defended BJP openly. From now, We would criticize it openly, ' he commented.
Uddhav Thackeray claimed he is fighting for the common man's dream, not for Modi's dream. 'We mayn't have one friend (BJP), but we are friends of the public. Neither I need to hunt from anybody else's shoulder nor want a gun for hunting,' adds the Sena Chief.
Mr.Thackeray showered praises on Rahul Gandhi who teared apart BJP and offered a surprise hug to Modi during the debate on No Confidence Motion. In the editorial of Shiv Sena's mouth-piece 'Saamna', It's been mentioned that those ruling the country are butchers who save animals but kill humans.
During the recent meeting in Mumbai, Amit Shah ordered Partymen to prepare for contesting elections without alliance with Shiv Sena.
On the other hand, Odisha's ruling party BJD led by CM Naveen Patnaik favoured NDA Government by making his MPs stage a walkout during the voting on No Trust Motion. BJP seems to have found a new friend in BJD to compensate revolt from TDP and Shiv Sena.