Shiv Sena will not deviate from Hindutva, says Uddhav

MUMBAI: Even like him Shiv Sena The government was formed with ideologically different parties, the PNC and Congress, the prime minister said on Sunday that Hindutva's ideology is indispensable for Sena and that the party will not abandon it.

I am still with the ideology of 'Hindutva' and I will never abandon it, the prime minister said during the state assembly session.

At a press conference earlier this week, former chief minister had said that Shiv Sena engaged with its core ideology - Hindutva - by joining hands with the Congress and the (NCP).

The Shiv Sena 's Hindutva now rests at the feet of (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi. Everyone is seeing this, Fadnavis had said.

Speaking after BJP’s election of Devendra Fadnavis as leader of the opposition, Uddhav said he learned many things from the former prime minister.

I have learned many things from Devendra Fadvanis and I will always be friends with him. In the last five years, I have never betrayed the government.

Uddhav took a jibe at Fadnavis over the collapse of the BJP- Shiv Sena alliance after the former refused to accept Sena's demand for equal power-sharing in the new government.

I am a lucky CM because those who opposed me are now with me and those with whom I was now are on the opposite side. I am here with my luck and the blessings of the people. I have never told anyone that I will come here but I came, he said.

Continuing his tirade against the BJP, he said, I won't call you (Devendra Fadnavis) an 'opposition leader', but I will call you a 'responsible leader'. If you would have been good to us then, all this (BJP- Shiv Sena split) would have not happened.