New Delhi: Making a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that his party ‘wasted’ 25 years being in alliance with it.

“In last June, we completed 50 years since our advent and half the time, which means 25 years, we were in alliance (with the BJP).

“Twenty five years is a long time and we grew up by holding hands of each other…but the way certain things unfolded, including breaking up of alliance in previous (assembly) elections…now I feel that we wasted all these 25 years being in alliance…and these years got rotten,” Thackeray said.

However, Uddhav Thackeray is in touch with the Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis who is new in the BJP team.

“In those days, the base of our alliance was Hindutva, but now we need to work out what is the base of this alliance right now. Rest, I am in touch with the Chief Minister, who is new, but I am closely monitoring his commitment and restless efforts, and I wish him to do well in future,” said Thackeray, who turns 56 tomorrow.


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