Newspatrolling: Not happy with the functioning of the government, ally Shiv Sena said today that it will soon take a decision on whether to continue with the current BJP-led government or not. The Shiv Sena is an ally in the current government in Maharashtra, but it has been continuously targeting BJP for a wide variety of reasons. The Shiv Sena accused the BJP government today for rising prices and inability to resolve issues of farmers. Expressing the views of the party, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Unprecedented price rise, farmer issues unresolved. We are not responsible and don’t want to share the blame. Whether we will stay in Government or withdraw, this will be decided soon.”
The Shiv Sena also said that the government is now inducting people who do not have merit and the ones who do not have any connect with the people. It targeted new union minister K.J. Alphons, who had recently said that people who use bikes and cars are not starving and can bear the rise in petrol prices. The Shiv Sena said that the remark is an insult to the poor and middle class families. It said that rising fuel prices were the primary reasons for suicides of farmers in the country. It alleged that due to constant load-shedding, farmers had to rely on generators, which pushes their costs. Many farmers cannot afford high fuel prices and commit suicide, said Shiv Sena via its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’.