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BMC Elections:Congress's Gurudas Kamat demurred supporting Shiv Sena

 2017-02-25 12:53:56.0

BMC Elections:Congresss Gurudas Kamat demurred supporting Shiv Sena

New Delhi: Following the clouds of Rumors about the secret-talks between Shiv Sena and Congress to join hands in BMC, Congress leader Gurudas Kamat on Saturday expressed his 'objection' to any such support to the Sena.

"I take strong objection to any discussion even, of having any tie up or indirect support to Shiv Sena in BMC," the All India Congress Committee General Secretary said in a letter.

In his letter , dated February 25, Kamat said that the Congress has fought against both the Shiv Sena and BJP and would not like to get involved in "their lust for power".

"We have fought against both saffron parties all along for their division policies and people will not spare us if we attempt to align with them," Gurudas Kamat said in his letter.

"Let them sort out their problems by themselves and lust for power," he added. Kamat said that he informed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhih of his opinion on the matter.

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thakeray was said to have approached the congress with a proposal that would back the Shiv Sena's claim over the Mayoral post.

According to sources, Shiv Sena representatives said that the Congress were ready to consider extending "outside support" to Sena.The Shiv Sena has reportedly offered the Deputy Mayor's post to Congress in an event that the party extends its support. Civic Official's have said that the Mayor's elections will be held on March 9. The floor test for the post is by a show of hands.


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