Is Shiv Sena gearing up to form an alliance with BJP for 2017 polls in Goa?

Shiv Sena once denied any collation with BJP has now apparently come up with an idea of forming an alliance with the ruling party in Goa in the forthcoming polls. The Shiv Sena MP and Union Minister for Heavy Industry Anant Geete told the media on Friday that there is a need for an alliance with the like-minded people since the wave across the country demands that. It is necessary that both the parties should go together for every election. What is the reason behind this change of mind? Is Shiv Sena really going for an alliance with BJP in the state? Read the complete report here.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] There is a common thread of ideology between Shiv Sena and BJP as far as their beliefs and activities are concerned. But earlier Shiv Sena denied any possibility of an alliance with BJP. Shiv Sena member and MP Sanjay Raut had told India Today earlier that their party had decided to contest the Goa Assembly election in 2017 without its old ally, the BJP.

According to the news published by the local daily Heraldo  Amidst the growing speculations about Shiv Sena intending to contest the Goa State assembly election without any alliance with ruling BJP, the Shiv Sena MP and Union minister of Heavy Industry Anant Geete on Friday said that the wave across the Country is such that both the political parties should go as coalition partners for every election.

Geete while speaking with the reports made the statement that “There are still seven to eight months for the State election. The party workers are of the view that Shiv Sena and BJP should continue with their alliance across the country,” but to the next question of the media about the growing differences between the two parties he responded saying that “I don’t feel that there are any major difference between BJP and its ally Shiv Sena. When there are alliances, it is obvious to have different of opinion but at the end, the alliance exists in the interest of state and country.”

Earlier the reason behind the noncoalition between both the parties was stated to be the differences in the division of seats in the state. According to Sanjay Raut, there was not need of tie-up with the BJP in Goa since the Shiv Sena was targeting to contest at least 20 to 22 seats from Goa and they had done enough preparation to go alone for it.


The second reason behind the no tie-up was the issues pertaining to Casinos, unemployment, Russian and Nigerian national living in Goa illegally and the existence of drug mafia which Shiv Sena was supposed to make their election agenda.

Shiv Sena was also planning to raise the issue of financial aid to English Medium schools while neglecting the Marathi and Konkani medium schools. Raut added that the BJP government had promised a lot of things in the past 5 years but so far they have not even fulfilled a single promise, and there are many problems which Goans are facing which need urgent attention.

The continuous criticism of BJP government in the state by the Shiv Sena was the main reason behind their so called speculated split but now it appears that the split has been bridged by them to fight together with their new political enemies that are growing in the state. There is rise of many regional parties and entry of a national party in the state that perhaps caused the patch up between the two. Let’s see what happens in the near future as according to them there are still eight large months are there for the 2017 polls. Meanwhile, you can leave your valuable comments on this issue.

Source: Various sources


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