Maharashtra BJP Chairman Chandrakant Patil said on Wednesday that if his party is not afraid to sit in the opposition, the government led by Uddhav Thackeray in the state will not last another four years.
The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, formed after the Sena split with the BJP, will end one year this month.
Speaking to reporters, the BJP leader claimed that if there were elections now, 900 out of 1,000 people would say they would vote for the BJP.
Asked whether the BJP will “resume” its efforts to form a government in Maharashtra following favorable results from assembly polls in Bihar and by-ballots elsewhere, Patil said he would do nothing to overthrow the government.
“We are ready to sit in the opposition and work as the main opposition party for the next four years, but this government will not last four years,” he said.
In view of the “atrocities against women” in Maharashtra, people want this government to end, he said.
“A girl was raped and murdered in Parola tehsil of Jalgaon district. The incident in Hathras (Uttar Pradesh) was unfortunate, but will Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi come to meet the victim’s family here as if they had gone to Hathras? ” Asked Mr. Patil.
“We will not do anything against the Constitution. To overthrow a government is not our culture,” said the head of the BJP.
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