'You can't tame a tiger': Shiv Sena rebuffs Amit Shah's rapprochement bid

MUMBAI: Rebuffing BJP president Amit Shah‘s rapprochement efforts, the Shiv Sena on Monday said ‘the Modi floods’ may have swept away snakes and mongooses, but “the tiger cannot be tamed.”
The bickering ally, which has declared its intention of going alone in the next polls, made strong comments against the BJP, saying the party was “still living in the golden era of 2014” while “the picture of 2019 will be completely different.”

In a hard-hitting editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, the Sena said the BJP had forgotten “humility” after coming to power in 2014 but has started getting “some thoughts” after the Lok Sabha bypoll results of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh, where the party suffered serious setback last month.

The BJP lost both the seats which had been won by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya respectively in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

“The BJP does not need friends. They are strong and self-reliant,” the Sena…

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