The latest twist in the upcoming Maharashtra elections came today as the three smaller parties of the Shiv Sena-BJP led alliance ‘Mahayuti’ have decided to quit the alliance over the ‘worthless’ allocation of seats for the assembly elections scheduled for October 15.
Shiv Sangram Party leader Sadabhau Khot said on Wednesday, “Shiv Sena and BJP have stabbed us in the back. SSP, RSP and Shivsangram have decided to leave ‘Mahayuti’ (grand alliance) and contest the Assembly polls jointly”.
“We will declare our joint list of candidates this evening,” Khot said.
Mr. Khot said that the alliance was formed by the late leader Gopinath Munde. He said, “we trusted him and came into ‘Mahayuti’. But our house is being burnt while trying to douse fire in their (Sena and BJP) houses.”
“We had asked Sena and BJP two months ago if we had become a burden for them. We will go to people and organise a Sangharsh yatra in the state to expose our betrayal,” Khot said.