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'We carry resignation letters in our pockets': Shiv Sena minister after splits with BJP for civic polls

A day after Shiv Sena said it will go all alone in the February civic polls in Mumbai and at other places in Maharashtra, Sena minister on Friday said they would resign from the government whenever party chief Uddhav Thackery will ask them to do so.

“We carry resignation letters in our pockets. We will resign whenever Uddhav ji asks us to do so, said the state Environment Minister ​Ramdas Kadam said.

Thackeray’s announcement on Thursday evening ended the suspense after the seat-sharing talks between the two parties had hit a deadlock amid bickering.

“I will not bend in front of anybody. If somebody thinks we are lesser than them, we will displace them,” an aggressive Thackeray told a gathering of party workers in suburban Goregaon without naming the BJP.

Meanwhile, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the party was supporting BJP-led government to prevent instability in the state, which will affect farmers and working class.

“Like his decision to announce snapping of ties with BJP, Uddhav Thackeray may announce decision to quit government,” he added.

The Congress party has dares Shiv Sena to sever alliance with BJP at Centre.

“If Shiv Sena has the guts then it should withdraw support from state and Centre, otherwise it is just empty rhetoric,” said Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

(With inputs from @DhavalKulkarni)