Mumbai, June 6: Former Maharashtra BJP minister Ekth Khadse has paid the price for breaking the political alliance with the Shiv Se, the Se said on Monday. “The arrogance of boldly breaking the alliance with Shiv Se was always visible on his (Khadse’s) face till the very end. Filly, he had to quit and go home,” the Se said in an edit in its mouthpiece Saama.
The reference was to the spping of the 25-year-old alliance between the two saffron partners on the eve of the October 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections which they fought separately. Later, the BJP formed a minority government and the Se remained in the opposition for nearly two months. But succumbing to interl pressures, it walked over to the treasury benches as a coalition partner.
The Se claimed history was a witness that “anybody who dares to confront” the party is reduced to ashes or goes to jail, referring to Khadse and former NCP Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal as well as former Se leader who is now in prison.
Returning to Khadse, who quit on Saturday amid allegations, the Shiv Se gleefully said he claimed innocence and blamed everybody else including the media for his predicament. (IANS)