Shiv Sena’s stand has been looking very aggressive for the last few days regarding Congress and UPA. The Shiv Sena has once again questioned the Congress, which took charge of the UPA alliance. The Shiv Sena has written in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ that at one time when the Congress used to erect the stone too, it got the support of the people. But now the Congress-backed ballot has changed.
Significantly, even earlier, Shiv Sena had advocated to hand over the leadership of UPA to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Saamana’s editorial states that for the leadership of UPA, Congress will have to demonstrate. The editorial refers to the plight of the Congress by referring to the recent election.
Saamana’s editorial reads, “The United Progressive Alliance, or the strengthening of the UPA, is the need of the hour. But how will this happen? At the moment, there is a national churning on the unity of the opponents. Who will lead the UPA is not a matter of dispute. The point is that the UPA has to be strengthened and it has to stand as a challenge before the BJP. If the Congress party can do all this, then it is welcome.
The editorial further read, ‘Congress leader Harish Rawat says that only the largest party in the coalition has the leadership of the coalition. He has rightly said, but this big party does not run on the ground. People expect him to take a big flight.’
Targeting the Congress for being a big party, it was written, ‘Of course, Congress is a big party till date, but what size does it mean? Along with Congress, parties like Trinamool and AIADMK are in Parliament and all these parties are anti-BJP. There has been a vacuum in the opposition party of the country and if the scattered opposition is expected to come under one flag, then why are the friends of Congress wondering about this?
The Shiv Sena said that the spark of anti-BJP discontent is burning in the country. People need change, so alternative leadership is required. The question is, who can give it?
Shiv Sena also questioned the Congress on the announcement by JDS to contest the assembly elections alone in Karnataka. Shiv Sena wrote in the editorial, ‘Karnataka assembly elections are going to be held in 2023. In the context of this election, former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda has made a big announcement. The election of 2023, Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) is going to fight independently on its own strength. Deve Gowda was once a Congress partner. In Karnataka, his son Kumaraswamy formed a government with the Congress. But today there is a rift between the two parties. The Bharatiya Janata Party will benefit from Deve Gowda’s party contesting separate elections. Karnataka is a state where Congress extends from village to village-like Maharashtra. Congress enjoys good leadership in Karnataka. It is a state with a good future of Congress. But the BJP gains in the game of division of votes, so who will work to convince Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy? ‘ At the same time, referring to Bihar, it has been said, ‘Nitish Kumar government of Bihar has been burning in a volcano of dissatisfaction. BJP has got six JDU MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh. Also, the news is that the BJP is preparing to have their own Chief Minister in the state. They are said to be breaking MLAs of parties like Congress and RJD in Bihar. Let it be, but the work that has been done to weaken Nitish Kumar’s party has been started. Nitish Kumar is restless with this and has expressed his displeasure. Nitish Kumar has left the post of national president of ‘JDU’. The opposition party of this country should be taken seriously.