Is President in your pocket? Shiv Sena slams BJP

The Shiv Sena on Saturday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after one of its leaders claimed that Maharashtra may lead for President’s rule if a new government is not formed by November 7.

The Sena slammed BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar for his remarks that the state could head towards President’s rule.

Sena questioned ‘is the President of India in your pocket?

The Marathi editorial titled “Insult to Maharashtra, Is President in your pocket?” described Mungantiwar’s comments “undemocratic and unconstitutional.”

“Is the President under your control or President’s stamp is in the office of the BJP which will be used if party is not able to form its government and President’s rule can be imposed in Maharashtra?” the article reads

The Sena has been locked in a tug of war with ally BJP over sharing of power since the results of the Assembly elections were declared on October 24.

Sena leader Sanjay Raut was also upset by the BJP leader’s comments and asked if they were threatening MLAs.