Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that Shiv Sena formed alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because his party wanted a prime minister who can dare to attack Pakistan. Shiv Sena formed an alliance with the saffron party again ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. “We wanted a prime minister who could attack Pakistan by entering its home. That is why we formed this alliance. I have formed alliance with the BJP (also) for the welfare of Marathwada and Maharashtra,” he added. Thackeray was addressing a campaign rally here for Sena candidate Chandrakant Khaire.
“The Congress does not want abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Thackeray said, and added that his party wants that every law applicable to rest of India should also apply in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Thackeray also came down heavily on former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who is contesting on a CPI ticket from Begusarai in Bihar."People like Kanhaiya Kumar preparing to enter Lok Sabha is very sad, he is a separatist," he said.
On Friday, Priyanka Chaturvedi joined the Shiv Sena. Earlier, she had tweeted her resignation letter expressing her anguish with the Congress party after it reinstated leaders who misbehaved with her. She was also the convenor of Congress party's media cell. “What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity, empowerment of women being promoted by the party...the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party,” she wrote. She also in a tweet said that she was deeply saddened that lumpen goons, who threatened her within the party.
Several Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi during a press conference in Mathura on the issue of Rafale deal. On Chaturvedi's complaint, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) suspended them for their unruly behaviour. However, after Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia’s intervention, their suspension was revoked.