Rahi Gaikwad

Aurangabad: The alliance between the Shiv Sena and the BJP is founded on the bedrock of Hindutva ideology, and seat-sharing will do nothing to jeopardise this association, according to BJP secretary Gopinath Munde.

His confidence assumes significance in the wake of Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s indication that his party would back Sharad Pawar as Prime Minister. “For 22 years, the BJP-Sena alliance has been based on Hindutva; not seat-sharing. The two parties will decide the seats in the next two days. We trust the Sena and do not think they will go with the NCP, ,” Mr. Munde said here on Thursday.